NeverLand, 2016, latex, resin
NeverLand is created within a speculative design methodology. Within a time where the earth has exceeded the use of fossil fuels, and the world now relies on teleportation as their way of transport. Teleportation works on the base of breaking down the body to the molecules structure, then re-structuring the cells based on DNA, thus changing our interaction with the way we dress. This method of traveling means that garments can no longer be used for an extended period of time. The base of the materials arises from the concept of disposable clothing. There are two main types of materials, fusing and latex which are finished in a number of ways. The magnets are embellished with a mixture of resin and iron powder; this allows me the ability to sculpt the resin to create "bio-design" attachments, exploring the concept of biology manipulation of geology matter.
Renae Cusmano works with the methodology of speculative design through the "what if…" method that pushes her to question what is fashion and how the materials interact with the body. Renae combines research with experimentation that allows her to explore materials that includes latex, fusing, magnets and resin. Renae recently completed the Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) at RMIT University, where her work NeverLand occurs within a time where the earth has exceeded the use of fossil fuels and the world now relies on teleportation as their way of transport, consequently altering the way we dress.