Haute Bacon

21st February 2014

Materiologist Amy Congdon is exploring the decellularising of bacon and is re working it into a potential luxury material combined with bone powder and pearls for future luxury accessories.

The decellularisation process (developed for regenerative medicine purposes that involves removing the cells from an organ) leaves behind the extracellular matrix which Amy then puts through a series of textile techniques such as dyeing, tanning and weaving.

Exploring the boundary between fashion and biotechnological processes Amy is pushing the materiality of future fashion in a synthetic biology future.

Considering the potential of these accessories as extensions of our biological makeup as skin grafts and body modifications evolve she has also designed a series of speculative skin care products.

The ‘A.C. Skin Care Range' is an extension of her previous Biological Atelier work and are made up of the Graft Cleanser, Graft Toner, Graft Moisturiser, Bio-Skin Glue, Anti-Synth Bacterial Cream and Syn-Skin Treatment.

Amy's work was recently shown during the Big Data materials exhibition at Central St Martins as well as at the Envie/Alive exhibiton in Paris last summer.

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