From cells to bodies, planets or galaxies, we're composed of endless recurring patterns: atoms following a certain dance on the rhythms of Nature.
foræva is about two designers putting the past into the future in the shape of a crystal dress. Approached by Swarovski, fashion designer Lana Dumitru and architect Vlad Tenu have teamed up to reimagine tradition for the next space age.
They took the folk pattern from a traditional Romanian rug and digitally re-constructed it from over 25.000 Swarovski crystals into a new kind of artefact. The complexity of this dress has reached an engineering level, only possible through full 3D simulations, algorithmic design methods and digital prototyping.
foræva is a unique dress carrying a positive and colourful message sent to us from the next century: identity and tradition will not be lost on the path of inter-globalisation, they will evolve in unexpected ways, shaped by technology and emotions.
You might think of it as the dress that Grandma Earth will give to us as a goodbye gift before we leave her for other planets; or a Saturday night outfit on Mars!