As part of a Summer Lab fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht created a dress that can be customized to
the wearer’s liking. Thanks to a system of valves and pumps attached to
a neckpiece, ink flows over the dress creating a kind of bleeding
effect. The neck-piece works with pneumatic
control valves and an pressure and control system that allows the ink to
be pumped throughout the design and spreads the ink over a series of
absorbing dresses in a uncontrolled matter.
Anouk Wipprecht said: "Ink can be a complex medium, composed out of hundreds of materials
like solvents, pigments, dyes and so on. My aim is to create a system
that makes this ink come to life." A structure may be covered in fluids
that alter the original specimen into a new material, this process is
called pseudomorphing in mineralogy. Creating illusions around the body,
on fabrics and between surfaces that makes it magical to look at, or
interesting to be with. To recreate itself based on the body heat of the
wearer. Little patterns that start to appear as soon as the design
moves. The beauty of something flowing or floating, covering the body in
unusual shapes. Subtle breathing, pulsing, living; organic creatures.
The aesthetic essence of what clothing should be; interesting to look
Pseudomorphs by Anouk Wipprecht (2010) from V2_ on Vimeo.
Pseudomorphs is developed at the V2_Lab as part of the Summer
Sessions 2010, and was featured on the Vienna Fashion week 2010
during her show at the 26th of September.