Fashion is usually “as if biology wasn’t real” …
|May 23, 2011||Posted by News under Biology, Culture|
… and, despite best intentions, this doesn’t feel like an exception.
The effort to meld developmental biology and fashion statements may be doomed in the chrysalis:
Helen and Kate collaborated in 1997 to create a series of fashion/textile designs, spanning the first 1,000 hours of human life. Producing these at London College of Fashion, Helen and Kate worked interactively using design at multiple levels to evoke the key embryonic processes that underlie our development. Seen and acclaimed by millions internationally and called a ‘cultural hybrid’, it changed the course of Helen’s career – her time is now devoted to ideas and work rooted in science. Kate is dedicated to the public understanding of science.
Mixing fashion and biology doesn’t work because fashion is about what doesn’t matter much, in itself, and biology is about what does.