What happens when you mix fashion, design, science and water?


October 8th, 2008

The glib answer is disappearing dresses.   But much more happened in Belfast over the past couple of days.   Wonderland-Belfast opened yesterday at the Ormeau Gallery.   This is an extraordinary exhibition resulting from a partnership of talents from the world of fashion and science.   The dresses are made from dissolving textiles and as they are lowered into water they disappear.   The exhibition questions the environmental sustainability of our current fashion industry and what happens to used clothing.    Dissolving bottles, are a further idea put into practice as an exploration of intelligent packaging.   Once finished with, the bottles dissolve under hot water to form a gel in which seeds can be grown.   The concept could revolutionise the packaging industry and aims to highlight issues surrounding waste plastic.

Today the group were joined by Sarah Brown from UCL and David Grimshaw from Practical Action.  The diverse group brainstormed a range of ideas around the theme of “Water Futures”.   Watch this space!

One response to “What happens when you mix fashion, design, science and water?”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Hey there,
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Great Blog!! I personally loved your
    pics …. Must admit you have a great sense of style. Keep up the good
    work.
    PS: I have initiated an idea to create a fashion and style blogroll where
    bloggers from the jewelry, fashion, style and beauty could participate.
    All you need to do is to add my blog link to your blog and i’ll do the
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    That way, we could have a mutual partnership and we could refer visitors to
    each other’s blog.
    Please let me know if you would be interested.

    Thanks!
    Barbara and Ellen
    The Gals at SoHo
    http://sohoaccessories.blogspot.com

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