Fabrican is a sprayable fabric created by particle engineer Paul Luckham and fashion designer Manel Torres.
The clothing is formed by the cross-linking of fibers which create instant non-woven fabric that can be easily sprayed on to any surface. [via]
Clothing in a Spray Can
StyleList thinks the innovation could do wonders for our shortage of closet space.
The spray-on fabric can be peeled off, washed, worn again, perfumed, and even decorated to create patterns, as shown on Fabrican's official site.
In the demonstrations, researchers create an elaborate dress on a model as well as a white, strapless blouse on a mannequin (watch the above video), folding down its edges for a sweet ruffle above the bust. Green scrolls are sprayed on the blouse for decorative effect.
"When I first began this project I wanted to make a futuristic, seamless, quick, and comfortable material," Manel Torres, a Spanish fashion designer and academic visitor at Imperial College said in a statement.
"In my quest to make the fabric, I ended up returning to the earliest principles of the earliest textiles, such as felt, which were also produced by taking fibers and finding a way of binding them together without having to weave or stitch them."
Torres worked with Paul Luckham, a professor of particle technology, to make the fabric.
No word on when the product will be available for retail.
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