Inspired by fungi and arachnids, this headpiece was created using a Lindenmayer system, which is used to generate realistic models of natural repeating patterns, such as self-similar fractals. The process for the Spore started as a basic 2-line symbol, which was then copied and repeated over the length of the symbol, slowly building up a larger and larger mass. Once the wire frame was created, a mesh skin could be generated around the head of the wearer to create a proper fit.
The runway piece was ultimately 3D printed using a fused deposition modeling technology to achieve a form that would be prohibively impractical to manufacture in any other traditional way. As a result of the opportunities presented by a high precision production method such as 3D printing, this piece’s overall size and shape were specifically formed to the model, Safyque xRichardson, through the use of high-quality 3D scans. This allowed the designers to bring her form into the digital space, and use the scans as a unique mannequin to build the jewelry around. This technologically driven workflow allowed the team to ensure that the physical jewelry would fit perfectly to the intended wearer every single time, taking the time to build a mass-customizable system that aims to disrupt how contemporary fashion is thought of.