Studio Koya: The Nuue Project
London-based product designer Shota Aoyagi and fashion designer Jungeun Lee of creative group Studio Koya have produced 3D moulded garments that mimic a silkworm’s cocoon.
Titled Nuue, the structural collection is produced by continuously wrapping synthetic fibre around solid forms, such as wooden mannequins. The wound pieces are then moulded by heat and pressure to create flexible wearable sculptures.
The experimental project challenges conventional methods of garment-making because it cuts down on excess material – as well as labour for pattern cutting and sewing.