"Fashion! Turn to the left
Fashion! Turn to the right
— Davie Bowie
Design Night is open to the general public, It is an events program at the Autodesk Gallery. At each event, guests explore a different theme — such as biomimicry, light, or robotics — that challenges the conventionally narrow definition of design. The theme is reflected in all aspects of the event, from the activities guests enjoy to the food they eat to the music they hear. The result is a fun and fascinating venue for exploration, networking, and the exchange of ideas. So far we have had:
- September 6, 2012: Small is the Next Big Thing // more
- October 4, 2012: Public Interest Design // more
- November 1, 2013: Future of Transportation
- December 6, 2012: Leaps and Bounds // more
- February 7, 2013: Mother Nature: Celebrity Designer // more
- March 7, 2013: Illumination // more
- April 4, 2013: Robots // more
- May 2, 2013: Making It! // more
- June 6, 2013: Faster. Stronger. Tech-ier. // more
- August 6, 2013: Techno? Tech-yes. // more
On Thursday, September 5, 6-10 p.m., the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco will host another Design Night: Designistas!, where we will explore the design's impact on fashion. So get your fashionable self over to Design Night and experience:
Talk by Francis Bitonti, co-designer of the famed Dita Von Teese 3D-printed gown // more
Make your own accessories
Folk-inspired florals, alpine animal prints, and ... technology? That's right. For everyone with a passion for fashion, what's hot this season is high tech. Technology is turning the world of fashion on its embellished ear, from stunning computer-designed jewelry to fierce 3D-printed gowns (no, really). When I first learned about this night, I was not that excited. Here's what little I know about fashion:
- You don't button the bottom button of a men's suit jacket.
- The length of your tie should be just equal to the bottom of your belt buckle.
- Your belt color should match your shoe color.
- Your sock color should match the color of your pants.
- You don't wear socks with sandals.
That's it. Then I watched the Francis Bitonti video of the 3D printed dress. This is going to be cool.
So come to Design Night if you're curious about fashion and what it means to be influenced by the future of design. Also enjoy an open bar, food, activities, and much, much more so...um...hurry! The previous Design Nights have sold out quickly. Registration is required and ticket pricing is as follows:
- $25 General
- $20 Students
- $15 Autodesk Employees
To attend the event:
Admission fees include admission to the presentation, as well as an open bar, food, music, and hands-on activities. The last five Design Nights have sold out in advance!
Fashion design is alive in the lab.