Text: Alec Coiro
Photo: Elisabet Davids
These brand new clothes that came out of threeASFOUR’s collaboration with Epson are a beauty to behold on their own, and once you learn a little more about how they are created, they become even more special; the prints that you see on the clothing are the visual representation of sound moving through water. Using a highly specialized camera and lens in collaboration with Linden Gledhill, they were able to capture the the way sound vibrates water. Thus the designers have achieved a combination of fashion, science, synesthesia, and remind us that the seeming chaos of nature is actual undergirded by a sublime order. This in a continuation of threeASFOUR’s exploration of the intersection between nature, the geometric, and the spiritual. Already known for their groundbreaking work with 3D printing, Working with Epson is another example of how the designers remain leaders in combining fashion with technology.
The woman wearing these clothes, Heather Golden, makes up half of the band Beau and is a old friend of the designers.
Can you tell us about your collaboration with Epson? Did they do the printing? What sort of printing process was involved?
We got introduced to Epson through long time friend Mandy Erickson from 7th House. Using their unique sublimation printing method, Epson digitally printed a selection of (sound frequency in water) photographs on a variety of fabrics / qualities
How do you guys know Heather Golden? How did she become your model?
Heather Golden is an old time friend of the family. We know her through India Menuez
We’re fans of heather’s voice, her music and her animated personality. She has been involved in a number of our shows and lookbooks since about 3 years
I know that sacred geometry is important to your work. Is that the case here? The print patterns are very powerful.
The prints are photographs of sound vibrating in water: we collaborated with scientist / photographer Linden Gledhill who has been photographing these sacred geometric sound frequencies through a microscopic zoom lens camera.
The prints are photographs of sound vibrating in water. We collaborated with scientist / photographer Linden Gledhill who has been photographing these sacred geometric sound frequencies through a microscopic zoom lens camera.