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Select a StudentOksana Anilionyte
The meaning of Fashion is changing now.
The world famous programme at the RCA truly changed my view on fashion as well as my goals and my purpose as a designer. I got a great chance to work on a 'bioLogic' project with MIT Media Lab, where fashion and science were merging to create new transforming garments. Experience of working with scientist have inspired me to dream about the future of fashion and making these dreams a reality. Now I have a strong vision on the way material innovation can change fashion and our relationship towards it. I feel a huge responsibility to make a difference and work towards the future of fashion.
Material development gives new meaning to my designs. I am fascinated by the relationship between the body and the materials. Approaching design from a liquid perspective, experimenting in order to reach out to the other end of the spectrum that is merged with science. Body temperature and natural perspiration stimulate polymer-based fluid prints that adapt to human body shapes and become a second skin. Liquid material shifts into a new form of textile that has a strong relation to the body. The new meaning of nourishing the garment with the natural stimulus creates a new intimate sense.