Digital Visions for Fashion and Textiles Made in Code

Sarah E. Braddock Clarke, Jane Harris

The latest innovation in textiles design, paired with images that range from digital patterns to catwalk shots of the finished article

The invention of the Jacquard loom in eighteenth-century France paved the way for computing and revolutionary change. From its punch-card origins, code has evolved to define and enable new methods in design, making, visualization, production and communication, achieving the previously unimaginable.

Digital Visions for Fashion + Textiles: Made in Code
considers how computing has reinvented image, material and structural processes, highlighting newly advancing 2D, 3D and interactive output. Pioneering shifts of practice have developed from hybrid technical and creative collaborations. Digital and analogue fusions are defining new contexts for the innovative fabrication of surfaces, products and environments.

Twenty-two of the most forward-thinking practitioners, established and emerging, who have embraced developing digital technologies are profiled. Featured are household names, such as Hussein Chalayan, Prada and Issey Miyake, early pioneers (Vibeke Riisberg, Peter Struycken) and more independent, avant-garde individuals (Iris van Herpen, Casey Reas, Tom Gallant). Complete with a reference section and bibliographic information, this unique and richly illustrated book is the perfect resource and inspiration for designers, students, industry professionals, and anyone looking for an exploration of how computer technology has creatively permeated fashion, textiles and related digital sectors.

  • A richly illustrated exploration of how computer technology has creatively permeated fashion, textiles and related digital sectors.
  • Features profiles of 22 of the most forward-thinking creative practitioners at the vanguard of these developments.
  • Includes essential list of key biographies and bibliography.


The digital revolution has released a universe that keeps expanding. Digital Visions for Fashion + Textiles …offers persuasive proof that the exploration of computer applications for textiles is contributing to that expansion.

— Surface Design Journal


Sarah E. Braddock Clarke


Sarah E. Braddock Clarke is a consultant/curator and Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design and Performance Sportswear Design at University College Falmouth. She has co-authored numerous books on advanced textiles and their applications to fashion and performance sportswear, including Techno Textiles and SportsTech, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Jane Harris


Jane Harris is a designer/consultant and Professor of Digital Imaging Design at Kingston University London. A recipient of the prestigious National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts Fellowship she was previously co-founder and director of the Textile Futures Research Centre and a Reader in Digital Textile Design Media at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.