Fermenting bacteria spinning solid skins, plant stalks interlocking to form home-grown lace, human bone grown bangles: just a small selection of the ideas that are born when textile designers meet biologists, material scientists and physicists. Bridging the boundaries of science and fashion, a series of projects are hoping to revolutionise the textile industry, creating a cleaner future. On average for every kilogram of textiles, 10 kilos of chemicals are used which are extremely harmful.
Daphne Self, 85, is a model – she was re-discovered at the age of 70, when she was newly widowed. She is signed to a major agency and works all over the world, helping to change the perception of older women in the fashion industry. Her silver long hair remind me of my ol'ma..