Nuue by Studio Koya

Last night officially kicked off New York Fashion week! So I thought it appropriate to post this new project from Jungeun Lee of Studio Koya called Nuue, named after a Korean word that means cocoon.

The project involves wrapping synthetic fibers around a wooden mannequin to create a garment, which is then heated until it hardens, though the fiber still has some flexibility. The forms are sculptural and avant garde. By wrapping this material around a form, no fabric or fibers are wasted in the process. It’s an interesting approach to creating wearable materials.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.