How could haute-couture be transformed through biomaterials?
'Bio-a-Porter' focuses on biomaterials and places creative practice at the forefront of the innovation ecosystem to question the materiality of our lives and pioneer sustainable production methods in the context of fashion. This research explores the potential of experimental biomaterials, upgrading conventional haute-couture processes to create a unique aesthetic.
'Bio-a-Porter' addresses the shortcomings of odour, colour, texture and resilience by enhancing biological technologies and recipes through a craft lens. Core components of 'Bio-a-Porter' are picked from ocean ingredients, showcasing the possibilities of creating diverse categories of bio-fabric after experimentation. A library of unique bio recipes is devised and evaluated through the systematic framework of a Lab book. By incorporating distinctive hand-skills such as weaving, embroidery, and casting, the biomaterials show the potential to challenge fashion haute couture.
As a textile and fashion designer, Lisu Yu focuses on the communication between material, people, and the environment. By exploring contemporary lifestyles and production processes, she devotes her attention to the field of sustainability in order to explore the future of material. She believes that by challenging materiality today, we will discover how to live better tomorrow.