One of the most unique, innovative and eye catching textiles spread its wings for lucky fashionistas at London Fashion Week in Somerset House this Autumn. THE UNSEEN’s Air collection features specially designed wind reactive ink that changes colour upon contact with the air around it. Beautifully mystical angel wings are shaped from this magic leather in layered formations, reacting to their environment to make them appear both natural and supernatural.
Over ten years THE UNSEEN has explored the effects of different stimuli on textiles, and has created magic fabrics which will react to heat, UV, friction, pollution, sound, moisture and chemicals. I was particularly taken by the heat one which glowed emerald at my fingertips.
The collection is lead by the Manchester School of Arts graduate Lauren Bowker who has exhibited worldwide and collected numerous awards along the way.
Written By Emma Sorrell