Jacket, The Scarab, from A I R Collection
Founded by Lauren Bowker in 2012, TheUnseen applies biological and chemical technology to wearable materials, creating pieces that transform the way the world sees fashion. Studying chemistry and textiles at the Manchester School of Art, Bowker developed a color changing ink, which responds to changing environments. This ink was added to this finned leather jacket, putting the piece into a state of flowing metamorphosis as it reacts to heat and wind pressure.
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Courtesy of TheUnseen.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.