Bio hazard inspires student's fashion project

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Monday 23 April 2012

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A final year Fashion student from Coventry University has created a stunning end of year project that looks to combine fashion and current health issues.

Puvandeep Bening, 21, used science as a basis for her final Degree Show project, taking her main motivation from discussions in the news surrounding the spreading of germs from person to person and the preventative measure we use to stop this.

Researching cells and neurons as well, she then created pieces inspired by these using materials like silicone and processes such as burning metals. Keen to experiment, Puvandeep turned her hand to a range of creative techniques and using different equipment to create the unique fashion pieces.

Central to the project was her ‘bio hazard incubation pod’ which acts like a window display and allows the audience to view the outbreak of a disease. The reinvented mannequins inside are then used to create an exciting fashion display dressed in original accessories such as shoes and jewellery.

Puvandeep said:

My time at Coventry University School of Art and Design has pushed me to be innovative and challenged me to think out of the box – helping me to create fascinating fashion pieces that incorporate topical issues.

Puvandeep’s show will be held at Graham Sutherland Building on Gosford Street, Coventry. Entry is free and open to public from 2nd -10th June 2012 (excluding Bank Holidays).