Biosmocking / Yuima Nakazato (JP), Photo: Markus Schneeberger


Yuima Nakazato (JP)

It is safe to say that almost all the garments worn by most people are mass-produced, even though each person’s clothing preferences and body type are different. This project started with the question of whether it would be possible to bring one-of-a-kind items to as many people as possible.

Biosmocking, a textile-modelling method for creating three-dimensional textures, utilizes digital fabrication to control precisely the supercontraction property of specially-tailored Brewed Protein textiles. This makes it possible to bring an entirely new sense of depth to garments. Experimentation with numerous prototypes and fabrication techniques has further improved this production process, resulting in the ability to create three-dimensional textures as well as modify the shape of the material itself. This technology is bringing us closer to delivering garments that are tailored to each individual with comparative ease.