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Suzanne Lee

Suzanne Lee is a fashion designer, author leading research project BioCouture. BioCouture is a project described in the eminent book Fashioning the Future, Tomorrow’s wardrobe (Thames & Hudson). It examines the work of those scientific researchers and fashion designers working with new sustainable fashion solutions. Designers such as Walter Van Beirendonck, Issey Miyake, and Hussein Chalayan, who are transforming researchers, work into tomorrow’s clothing.


The project BioCouture aims to grow to clothe from the vat of liquid; from a systematic era named biotechnology. The idea is to develop clothes by copying nature through biomimicry (see post and Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia about Biomimicry; mimicking biology and harnessing animal bioactive materials using another technology “tissue engineering.” Suzanne Lee works as a Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, working with scientists looking into possibilities of growing future consumer through synthetic biology. BioCouture

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