Biological Tailor-Made: 2.5 Dimensional Fashion Pattern Cutting




Biological Tailor-Made aims to speculate on an alternative form of fashion. Moreover, it aims to invert the system of the current fashion industry by improving the conventional pattern cutting techniques for emerging bio-material with the power of Biohacking.

Bio leather nurtures ecosystems in a completely artificial and closed environment and does not adversely affect the natural environment for culturing. And it does not infringe the right to live animals deprived of their lives for leather production.

This work's proposal is a new form of custom made and haute couture, quite different from nowadays society's reliance on standardized sizes such as S, M, L, XL, and so on. This process of design is representative of a role of the future fashion designer as well as an alternative process of fashion design to effectively and beautifully use the emerging bio leather to shape three-dimensional garments.

Through envisioning a more symbiotic relationship with "Non-human", this work reconsider the contemporary meaning of fashion life in "Anthropocene" that human beings have had a great influence on the global environment.

Award:
Wired Creative Hack Award 2017
Youfab Global Creative Award 2017

Credit:
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Design and Research: Kazuya Kawasaki
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Supervisor: Dr. Daijiro Mizuno PhD (RCA)
Film: Hayate Kobayashi
Music: Kenta Tanaka
Project Assistant: Kotaro Sano
Model: Tamami Ohbuchi