High tech fashion designer, Diana Eng, has launched a collection of laser distressed t-shirts and laser cut silk chiffon tops. Eng engineered the very feminine collection by studying flower and plant cell structures in an effort to improve the integrity of the pieces. She employs “accurate targeting of a laser cutter to precision distress floral cell-inspired lace patterns.”
She explains the inspiration in her blog:
So I looked at floral anatomy and botanical cells for design inspiration. The cells create a structure that is similar to the stretching patterns of the shirt. However, since the anatomy elements are from flowers, they still have a femininity to their designs. My inspiration images were gathered from the Harvard glass flower museum, microscope images of root cells, and Art Nouveau prints.
Pre-orders of the collection are being taken at Eng’s shop.
via Boing Boing
photos by Ricardo Louis, Harvard Museum of Natural History and BlueRidgeKitties