Radiolaria
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University of Applied Arts
In 2009 I learned about Ernst Haeckel (a German naturalist, philosopher and artist/ born-1834/ died-1919), from a nicely wrapped book. During a trip to France he discovered and described nearly 150 new invertebrate life forms, i.e. microscopic boneless sea animals, called “radiolarians”. 

Fascinated by his passion and engagement for something that one would not notice at first glance, I concerned myself much further with his works and philosophic opinions on life as a whole. 

My collection “Radiolaria” is inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s passion as well as the explicit, fragile and nearly invisible world of radiolarians. 
By reflecting my research I set out to create a swimwear collection fabricated out of self-created knit fabric tubes and endowed with three dimensional paper craft details. 
The pieces themselves are directly draped on a stockman doll and are completely hand stitched.

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