Magnetically Grown Fashion

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Combining high-fashion and geology, product designer Jolan Van Der Wiel and pioneering fashion designer Iris van Herpen, have “grown” a line of dresses using magnets. To create the garments, the Dutch designers added a mixture of iron fillings and resin to fabric, and then used magnets to pull the particles into a strange texture of spikes and filaments. It took three weeks to grow each dress into its sculptural form.