New Materiologist

14th July 2010

Fashion designer Emily Crane is part of a new breed of designers who are pushing the boundaries of design through their materials and process. Dubbing them the New Materiologists, she alongside others are growing, cultivating and forming new hybrid materials.

Growing her own materials with which to design from Crane is using agar agar, gelatine and lustres to create both hard and soft materials for the body.

Setting up a lab in her kitchen she is experimenting with growing and freezing bubbles and foodstuffs such as agar agar and glycerin.

Her process involves capturing bubbles that are then frozen into bio lace structures and finished using a variety of lusters.

Borrowing skills from molecular cooking she is making comments on fast fashion and a more sustainable future with her bio lace that is both wearable and edible.

Emily's work will be shown during London fashion week as part of Kingston University's Fashion Ma Body Lab at Vauxhall fashion scout and also during Tent London.

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