Hands of X is a project exploring radical material choices in prosthetic hands. Riina O had the honor of being involved in this extremely exciting project as the leather specialist, during last one and a half years. In collaboration with the University of Dundee and Institute of Making we researched the ways to improve the user friendliness of the hands prosthetic by offering more organic materials, working directly with the users.
The SS18 collection of hands draws on a pal
It´s been nearly a month since Riina O travelled all the way to New York to teach the glove making workshop at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Those were 4 days fully packed with students´ enthusiasm, commitment and laughter.
In four days the students got to know about the history of gloves, practice different stitches on the gloving leather, adjust the standard glove pattern to their own size and made the first prototype glove. It is safe to say this was one of the mo