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From pineapples to slime mould, the fashion of the future is born in London

Design students at the British Royal College of Art chose environmentally conscious fashion as their theme for this year’s fashion show.

Suits made of pineapple leather and dresses grown from slime mould were among the many exciting ideas that graduating design students presented to the fashion-conscious public at their exhibition, Reuters reports.

The choice of theme is not surprising, as in recent years consumers have been increasingly putting the emphasis on the criteria of sustainability in the field of fashion as well, and designers must adapt.

They do so with gusto, for instance in the case of Andrew Bell’s easily recyclable ’mono-material’ garments, or Piero D’Angelo’s creations ’grown’ with the assistance of mould.

Margot Vaaderpass makes knitted articles of clothing using biodegradable buttons, pineapple leather. She chose that process because it allows the garments to be shaped with much less waste.

Video: YouTube/Royal College of Art
Further information: Reuters

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