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Object Name: Mycelium Dress

Collection: Bioarchive

Date: 2050

Brief Physical Description: A biobespoke dress made from synthetic mycelium engineered to grow in a lace pattern by StudioBIO.

ID Number Current: 994

Location Made/Found: England, London.

Measurements/Dimensions: Size 10.

Number of Items: 1

Subject: Biolace, Mycelium, Biomaterials, Biotextiles, Sample, Synthetic Biology, Experiment.

Materials: Synthetic Mycelium and Fungi.

Content and Subject Information: A garment from StudioBIO, where they had been ‘biofacturing’ and ‘grow-making’ new types of biotextiles from a range of engineered and synthetic microbes from some time. Textile designer Kate West from the RCA and fashion designer Shane Davenport from CSM set up StudioBIO. Through a collaborative project funded by the LVMH Sustainability and Innovation Programme they decided to set up a new venture bringing their research and expertise together. This garment was the next step on from initial samples to show how textile design techniques could translate into biogarments. This garment was developed when the studio was more established.

Production Information: Grown to pattern piece, stitched sides and shoulders

Techniques Used: Biofacturing, Bioconstruction, Grown Lace.

Rights: © StudioBIO 2050

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