Experimenting down to a science
Can you tell the difference between a real scientist and a "fashion-scientist"? In her own way, young fashion designer Yvonne Laufer belongs to the second category. "Exp. No I – VOID" is her graduate project.
Science has always fascinated Danish fashion designer Yvonne Laufer. First of all because it’s a world she knows little of, enveloped by a mysterious aura, made of rules, methods, and rigid formulas that resemble those of an alchemist.
Yvonne was inspired by this rigorous universe to create a frame of standards, methods and tools with which to construct experimental garments, without forgetting wearability.
A work method that Yvonne applied to two different fields, making them interact: that of plants and that of manmade objects.
The scientist-designer thus conducted experiments on plants that were left to grow inside and outside of delimited spaces shaped like a parallelepiped, with empty faces and visible angles.
The plants growing freely inside these grids guided Yvonne to the key concept of "Exp. No I – VOID": precisely the void.
Each plant grew in a different manner, but with time grid and plant become one. This is the image that frames the whole collection, created with laser-cutting techniques.
Photos via yvonnelaufer.info
31 July 2012
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