No, I’m not talking about how dresses from mall alt-fashion stores spontaniously disintergrate after wearing them once, I’m talking about Professor Helen Storey and Professor Tony Ryan’s new eco-friendly art dresses:
The fabric is made from a clear polymer, polyvinyl alcohol. The dresses dissolve at a pace that they will be able to survive a sweaty party. In an upcoming exhibition, eight dissolvable dresses will be put into enormous goldfish bowls where they will slowly liquefy.
Prof. Ryan had this to say on the sheer and transient gowns:
The dresses Helen has created are a metaphor for the beautiful things we create and use but never really think about and just throw away. In your lifetime you throw away around 20 tonnes of packaging material. We want people to think about that. But it has made us think more seriously about science, too,