TECHNOMAD

The Techonomad suit was created to counteract many escalating social and environmental problems such as poverty, homelessness and pollution. It ultimately allows the wearer, like most in the animal kingdom, to exist in harmony with their habitat.

Client
Services
Year

RMIT University
Fashion design, Experience design, Social innovation
2007

CONCEPT


Australian designer Jonny Kirk has fashioned the Technomad suit, understanding the importance of multi-functionality and the need to be technically equipped. The suit is also designed to relieve external stress, provide textural comfort, conserve energy and utilise renewable, organic materials thereby reducing ecological damage. Primarily Techonomad was created to counteract many escalating social and environmental problems such as poverty, homelessness and pollution- ultimately allowing the wearer, like most in the animal kingdom, to exist in harmony with their urban habitat.

Colour is also integral feature of the Technomad suit. The outfit has splashes of colour projecting the positive feeling that nature provides to the bleakness of the inner metropolis.

The colourful Urban Life prints exude an organic and peaceful atmosphere in any urban setting. They use radiant natural colours to break down the austerity of the concrete jungle while maintaining the outfit’s futuristic edge.

The outfit consists of 4 parts: The suit, the hood that doubles that transforms into a carry sac, the knitted thermals and the magnetised technosacs. The silhouette and design lines of the outfit are inspired heavily by the futuristic architecture of Melbourne’s newest nomadic haven, Southern Cross Station.