I’m a designer researching relationships that we have with products but also, relationships that those products enable or disable us to have; this includes emotional durability,  value systems and consumption patterns. I want to understand what makes us feel fulfilled and map possibilities for more satisfying futures. I look at how environments, people, feelings, objects and materials come together through stories. My main focus is on what we wear.

I engage with speculative, critical design. Still, as much as I see myself as a ‘futurist’, I’m also a ‘presentis’ putting a conscious effort to stay with the trouble and appreciate the world as it appears to me now.

Feel free to get in touch at aniela.fw@yahoo.com.

               

Diamonds are Whatever
| MA Fashion Futures


Link to dedicated website ︎︎︎

'Diamond Makers' is a hybrid between a lab and a tailor-made retail experience. It exploits possibility coming from already existing science, which enables fabricating lab-grown diamonds from a wide selection of surprising sources.

Focus on origin allows the customer to choose the meaning and emotional significance that they want their diamond to have. Source is fully customisable and the selection process is designed to trigger personal reflection on values and following them desires.

Lab-grown diamonds grow under high temperature and pressure. They are formed from carbon which can be isolated from most of types of organic ash.

But maybe diamond is in fact ‘whatever’ or at least less significant than the meaning emerging from the source? What would be the value of the diamond made from the signature of the 'Diamonds' queen Rihanna vs diamond made from Notre Dame ash or your childhood teddy? What would those diamonds represent?


2020