Toray Industries, Inc.
UAL Central Saint Martins White Show 2021 features Ultrasuede® made from a partially plant-based raw material
Toray recently contributed its product Ultrasuede® for The White Show, the major fashion project all BA Fashion students complete in their first term at Central Saint Martins (CSM), University of the Arts London. Ultrasuede® is made from a partially plant-based raw material and was used by 150 students in various designs presented at the White Show, which was held digitally for the first time on February 5, 2021.
Before the White Show, Toray delivered a remote lecture at Central Saint Martins informing students of the sustainable processes and materials used in the production of Ultrasuede®. The class helped develop the students understanding of sustainability and enabled them to work with the advanced features of the Ultrasuede® material.
I. Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Central Saint Martins is a world-renowned arts and design college, and is one of the six colleges within University of the Arts London. The college has nurtured many generations of creative talent. Among its graduates are world leaders in the fashion community, including John Galliano, Phoebe Philo and Riccardo Tisci.
Ⅱ. White Show 2021
The White Show is an annual showcase where each first year fashion design student at Central Saint Martins creates a single look, all in white. Dominating the calendar as one of the most anticipated events of the first term, the White Show is the longest running project of BA Fashion at the college. It is conceived, organized and promoted by first year students of BA Fashion Journalism and BA Fashion Communication & Promotion.
‘’Over the past year we have seen our world enter a transitional state of chaos, disruption and con-fusion, the foundations of our realities have been shattered and we find ourselves trapped in a pro-cess of evolution. This years White Show, showcasing work from first year BA Fashion Design students at Central Saint Martins, will be presented in three chapters Void, Odyssey, and Monitus, each exploring the liminality of the times.' BA Fashion Communication.’’
Ⅲ. Ultrasuede® using partially plant-based raw material
Ultrasuede® is a luxurious, highly functional material that has evolved through repeated cycles of technological innovation. It represents Japanese quality and is at the forefront of the world of new materials. The soft texture, touch and outstanding quality of this functional material contribute to its continued adoption in advanced applications worldwide.
Toray has long been committed to the development of sustainable, environmentally friendly products. These efforts led to the launch of Ultrasuede® PX made from a partially plant-based polyester in 2016. This was followed in January 2019 by the release of Ultrasuede® BX, the world’s first product of its kind to use partially plant-based polyurethane.
Toray seeks to further expand the range of materials that support sustainability and creativity without compromise.
Ⅳ. Film of The White Show 2021
Menswear and FDM(ODYSSEY)
Knitwear and Print(MONITUS)
Ⅴ. Designs using Ultrasuede® presented at the White Show 2021