Inspired by rock formations, mineralogy and Roger Hiorns’ work ‘Seizure’, Crystal Collection explores a slow fashion approach, creating bespoke decorative embellishments which would change over time eventually to biodegrade. Using an environmentally friendly chemical, crystal embellishments were grown straight onto fabric, binding onto material fibres. Swarovski crystals are integrated into the design – which further highlights the controlled and uncontrolled paradox of these changing embellishments.
The garments, which acted as a canvas for this process, employ zero-waste pattern cutting principles to create soft sculptural pieces which adorn the body. They are created from ahimsa silk, an ethical alternative processed from cocoons without killing the pupae inside. In addition to this, bamboo silk and pre-consumer waste satin and lace from Italian textiles mills are applied, many of which were coloured with natural dyes.