CATABOLIC COLONISATION  [2017]
 

COMPUTATIONAL FASHION DESIGN | COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

The Catabolic Colonisation collection is a collaborative research project with Asad Khan.

 

It challenges the existing anatomy of fashion and draws on a speculative notion whereby 3D 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 act as chemical reactors by breaking down molecular compounds and invading the body into surgically designed pieces. They appear as the outer skin in which the body resides in, creating a new perceptibility in which exuberance and decay are exploited as potential tools of practice.