Japan – Design studio Nendo has redesigned five versions of the traditional zipper, each of which serves a different function. One is made to intersect with another zipper at a right angle to create a fastening that opens both lengthways and widthways, while another design can be fastened as a closed loop without a beginning or an end point.
The Zippppper project was commissioned by the world’s largest zipper manufacturer, YKK, although the brand has yet to announce whether the concepts will be brought to market. As fashion changes, brands are exploring new ways to rethink traditional staples such as zippers in order to expand their potential in new and exciting ways. Email us at email@example.com for more or to buy our in-house Fashion Futures 2017 presentation.