Abbie Shelton
The increase in extreme weather and global warming suggests that humans will have to adapt to changing climates they’ve not experienced before – but nature has. 'Ask Earth' is a suggestive and technical outwear collection inspired by the protective adaptations of animals across ecosystems. This project aims to spread ideals of hope and solutions across an often defeatist narrative towards the climate crisis by prioritising protection through performance wear against the elements. My multi-disciplinary approach to design through 3D printing and biomaterials allows for collaborative sampling between technology and natural elements. I am heavily inspired by the relationship between materials and nature which I experienced first-hand during my internship alongside biological dyeing company Colorifix over the summer. After graduating in July I will begin an internship with Gymshark in their materials department for a year.
BA (Hons) Textile Design