The viewers was met with an enormous robotic set up with wings made from kites on the Susan Fang spring 2024 present inside a sports activities middle in Little Venice, north London.
The designer defined that the set symbolized the duality of humanity and equipment. “People at all times need to fly, whereas robots need to have a soul. All of us need one thing we don’t have. That is actually an open dialog. I’m right here to embrace the great thing about each, and embrace the great thing about human spirit and vitality,” she added.
That, translated right into a runway assortment, meant 3D printed baggage and sun shades juxtaposed with labor-intensive strategies resembling a gown with over 600 handcrafted bead bushes made by moms from the Yi ethnic group in China, as a part of the partnership with an area charity group.
Fang additionally supplied new methods of mixing human mind and machine excellence. She launched a brand new method known as air-weave smocking, the place the material is constructed layer by layer by each mechanics and human effort, showing like weightless smoke within the type of dreamy attire floating on the physique.
She utilized synthetic intelligence within the design course of as nicely to develop prints which are primarily based on childhood work from her boyfriend and her mom. Whereas this methodology supplied infinite prospects, Fang famous that human curation remains to be key to preserving artistic integrity.
“It’s an excellent experimentation. Ultimately, we will nonetheless create patterns that really feel like watercolors or hand-printed in our personal fashion,” she added.