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John Bertolaso

MA work


The apparel industry is currently built on a linear model which promotes the disposal of garments. Generations is a critique of the existing industry embodied physically through modular clothing suitable for transformation. By making textiles live longer, the driving forces of the project are to keep apparel out of waste streams and to reduce our dependency on raw materials. I collaborated with menswear designer Bianca Saunders to bring the concept to reality.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Global Innovation Design, 2016

  • I am a franco-british mechanical engineer and designer. I think a big part of design is to solve problems, but more importantly to find the problems worth solving, which has been a big part of the work I have undertaken as part of GID. I am particularly interested in material and manufacturing innovation, social and economic development around the world, as well as the future of food and agriculture.
  • Degrees

  • MEng Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2014