Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology by Andrew Bolton

Falling in line with the theme of this year’s Met Gala, Andrew Bolton takes the reader on the complex relationship between fashion and machinery. The book looks in detail at one-of-a-kind haute couture works in comparison with new technologies geared towards the fashion industry. 3D printing, laser cutting and computer programmed weaving are some of the technologies explored, looking at the oppositional relationship of mass production and hand-crafted fashion.