London – Auroboros has created a couture collection that grows on the body.
The luxury fashion brand has developed one-of-a-kind pieces using biomimicry. Created with crystals that grow and change colour over time due to oxidisation, and eventually fall off, the designers hope that the growth process and evolution of garments will prompt wearers to think about fashion in a new light.
Offering unusual sustainability credentials, the undergarments in the collection are also biodegradable, but Auroboros hopes wearers will keep them after the crystals have fallen off. Paula Sello, one of the brand's founders and a designer in residence at London's Sarabande, the Alexander McQueen foundation which supports emerging artists and creatives, says: ‘It’s quite an exciting new way of creating couture because these pieces really live — and then fall apart, which means the wearer can really cherish that moment.’
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