B I O L O O M I N E S C E N C E
Bioluminescence is the term used to describe flora and fauna that naturally produce and emit light. This phenomenon is best observed at night time, and is found in a range of species from Jellyfish to Fungus.
As part of Design & Make, this project took its inspiration from these amazing creatures, as well as the slightly more exotic and alien form of bioluminescence seen in James Cameron's AVATAR. To capture and translate the natural glow of the inspiration, I worked with a variety of UV reactive and non reactive yarns to produce the collection of samples. Designed to completely transform when placed under UV light the samples take on a magical and alien quality. Using additional features such as woven pleats and tunnels, wire and electro-luminescent tubes, the collection has a range of different tactile qualities as well.
Designed at a fashion suitable weight, this collection of woven samples brings BioLOOMinescence to the body.