Morphogenesis - Sustainable fashion using biodesign practice
Designed by Bea Brücker, 'Morphogenesis' won the Sustainable Fashion Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2021.
London-based Fashion Designer, Bea Brücker, focuses on working with living organisms, digital tools and new technologies in order to create a circular fashion system.
Morphogenesis by Bea Brücker 3 (2021) by Bea BrückerGlobal Design Graduate Show
Bea’s work interrogates how the integration of biodesign practices and new fabrication technologies could be used as a tool for an economically and socially liberating design practice.
Morphogenesis by Bea Brücker 11 (2021) by Bea BrückerGlobal Design Graduate Show
It is an expression of her fascination with the relationship between our natural and digital environments.
Bea combines them through incorporating living organisms, computational design and the development of compostable algae leather, and sees in that combination the potential for a new production framework for the fashion industry.
The project 'Morphogenesis' is set in an alternate reality characterised by environmental disasters and social injustice.
Morphogenesis by Bea Brücker 4 (2021) by Bea BrückerGlobal Design Graduate Show
In this world, biohackers and designers band together to use biofashion as a political design movement, one that empowers through the creation of tools, brings together diverse communities and liberates them from existing neoliberal economic models.
Morphogenesis by Bea Brücker 6 (2021) by Bea BrückerGlobal Design Graduate Show
The collaborative work in local labs enables independent, sustainable production processes and self-reliance.
Morphogenesis by Bea Brücker 5 (2021) by Bea BrückerGlobal Design Graduate Show
"I am an interdisciplinary biodesigner, researcher and artist in fashion and textiles. My post-capitalist design practice explores designing with living organisms and new technologies and the systemic change needed in design."
"This is achieved through my fascination with the relationship between us and our biological and digital environments, and my interest in design activism as a response to the climate catastrophe."
"I work with algae, bacteria and slime mould and combine this work with costume & fashion, fabrication technologies, computational design & animation, and performance."
Morphogenesis by Bea Brücker 13 (2021) by Bea BrückerGlobal Design Graduate Show
"As a speaker and panelist I discuss the social and environmental challenges of the climate catastrophe and advocate for systemic change." - Bea Brücker
FIRST NAME: BEA
LAST NAME: BRÜCKER
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
COURSE / PROGRAM: FASHION MA
SPECIALISMS: SUSTAINABLE FASHION/TEXTILES / FASHION TECHNOLOGY / TEXTILE INNOVATION/TEXTILE ART
WEBSITE: Morphogenesis by Bea Brücker