The Intersection of Fashion and Aerospace

Have you ever thought of fashion as engineering?  More specifically, as space engineering?  You should.  On September 14, fashion designer and commercial space researcher and enthusiast Lee Anderson joined NewSpace Chicago to open our eyes and challenge our assumptions.  The apparel and space industries have been tightly collaborating since the earliest days of the space race.  In the 1960s, NASA went to the fashion industry for the expertise, skill, and even their equipment to solve never-before-seen engineering challenges.  Today, fashion designers are leveraging methods and technologies from the space industry.  Exotic materials, 3D printing, and, yes, even design are part of a virtuous cycle between space and traditional terrestrial applications.

Please check out Lee’s presentation below to learn more about this fascinating subject, and about opportunities for entrepreneurial start-ups.

Thanks to Lee for a great event!  We look forward to having her join us again in the future.

This was part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at mHUB Chicago. This event was free and open to the public.   Sign up for our free newsletter at .

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