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Innovation / Ones To Watch: Body Laboratory

Questioning issues of sustainability, science and technology, progressive fashion students from Kingston University’s Body Laboratory are, for the third year running, showcasing their thought provoking considerations on the body and fashion in the 21st century, at Vauxhall Fashion Scout this September – London’s showcase of fashion innovation as part of London Fashion Week.

Questioning issues related to the body, students explore a narrative to support their designs, including fashion consumption, body dysmorphia and how to use mold and bacteria as new materials, with which to design for a truly dynamic and sustainable future.

Spawning a new breed of intellectual and eco-conscious fashion designers, students graduating this September place a different perspective on the future of fashion in a contemporary and meaningful manner, while keeping a high level of design, materiality and sophistication integral to their work.

Considering the future of fashion and its role in an increasingly digital world, Body Laboratory this year will comprise a digital catwalk, and a catalogue which is only accessible via QR code (Quick Response) and web links.

The thought provoking and dynamic work will be showcased in Kingston University’s Body Laboratory at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden.  The exhibit will run on September 16, between 5.00 and 8.30pm.

Look out for coverage on Stylesight in the coming weeks, and for a taster of the themes explored at Body Laboratory look to our 21st Century Bodies Futurist report from June. – Philippa Wagner

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