catabolic colonisation

FASHION DESIGN } COLLABORATION | COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN | 2016

This collection is a collaborative research exploration with designer and researcher Patricia Wu Wu. It challenges the existing anatomy of fashion and draws on a speculative notion whereby three-dimensional printable dynamic living structures become the new wearable ‘bio-fetishism’. The design uses rigorous computation through agent-based emergence and coded swarms to find a fibrous aesthetic of decadence and human hybridisation. Simulated energy flux of particles acts as chemical reactors by breaking down molecular compounds that accrete together into xeno-material ecologies. They appear as the outer skin in which the body resides in, creating a new perceptibility in which the exuberance and decay are exploited as potential tools of practice with the body.