BUY, BE BOUGHT

-GRADUATE PROPOSED COLLECTION / SUMMER 2020-

LÉA’S COLLECTION EXPLORES THE BEAUTY OF NATURE’S UNPREDICTABILITY. SHE USES HER OWN GROWN SCOBY (SYMBIOTIC CULTURE OF BACTERIA AND YEAST), A COMPLETELY BIODEGRADABLE SUBSTANCE THAT MIMICS THE TEXTURES OF LEATHER AND LATEX. THIS RAW MATERIAL GROWS DIFFERENTLY EACH TIME FROM THE LAST, REPRESENTING NATURE’S UNCONTROLLABILITY. EXPERIMENTING WITH FAST-FASHION IMAGERY, SHE ALLOWS US TO RETHINK AN INDUSTRY THAT THRIVES OFF RAPID PRODUCTION AND REPETITION. LOOKING TOWARDS NATURE FOR WHAT IT CAN TEACH US ABOUT OUR ACTIONS AND THE FOOTPRINTS WE LEAVE BEHIND, THE RESULT IS A SET OF SUSTAINABLE JEWELLERY WHICH COMMENTS ON OUR CONSUMERIST WORLD. 

EXPERIMENTAL PROCESSES WHICH WERE IMPERATIVE TO UNDERSTAND AND CREATE THE MATERIAL, SCOBY, WHICH BECAME MY LEADING MATERIAL FOR THE COLLECTION. 

BAGGED, 2020

FINAL PROPOSED COLLECTION, CONSTRUCTED FROM COLLAGES AND PHOTOGRAPHY. 

THREADED, 2020

ROPPED, 2020

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