To Tux or Not? Concert Attire Redesign Focuses on Musicians' Comfort : Slideshow

Monday, May 06, 2013

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Parsons student adds stretchable fabrics to an otherwise traditional tux jacket
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A percussionist will wear reflective-sleeved oxfords, embedded with transmitters
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Fashion designer Gabi Asfour teaches the class at the Parsons School of Design
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Joseph Gotoff, a Master’s student in cello performance at Mannes, is fitted for a jacket prototype at the Parsons School of Design
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Mannes Students Meredith Ramsay and Katherine Liccardo model the Parsons's prototypes at the New School.
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The back of the tuxedo features breathable, elastic fabrics to allow for greater movement.
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Two Mannes percussionists wear motion sensors in their arms to create a real-time projection on the rear screen.

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