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Innovation: Emily Crane

ec1.jpgEmerging as one of a new breed of designers, pushing boundaries of materials, form and methodology is Emily Crane. Trained as a fashion designer she is currently finalizing her MA fashion course at Kingston University and will showcase her Bio Lace during London Fashion week as part of Body Lab during Vauxhall Fashion week.

Inspired by sustainability and fashion consumption she has created a new hybrid material by freezing bubbles mixed with a series of recipes to include agar agar, gelatin and lustures.

The results are both hard and soft materials that can be worn on the body or grown off an existing textile.

Borrowing skills from molecular cooking and the likes of Heston Blumenthal she has set up a lab in her own kitchen where she is cultivating her bio lace.

What is really interesting is that not only is she growing her own bio degradable materials, but that they are also edible opening up a whole new vision of the future of fast fashion and nutrition.

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