Aurélie is always exploring new techniques that innovate the process of couture fashion design. Her previous work, a dress “grown” from fermented kombucha tea, did this with biology itself.
She says, “My design process is inspired by the potential of science and technology to create sustainable couture and so my award-winning collection, TENSEGRITY, was based on bio-mimicry and inspired by DNA structural patterns.”
For this project, Aurélie had a specific goal in mind. “The challenge wasn’t to replace couture techniques with technology,” she says, “but to explore how the technology that we carry around with us in our pockets, handbags, etcetera could provide a new perspective on the traditional methods of fashion design.”