It’s not your run-of-the-mill accessories collection, that’s for sure: Catherine Wales’ “Project DNA” is comprised of pieces that straddle the oft-unpopulated space between jewellery, clothing and wearable art. 3D printed from white nylon, Wales’ eight piece collection was inspired by identity and the visual structure of human chromosomes, melding science and fashion in the most visually unique of ways.
A scaffolded corset rises up to encompass the face and shoulders in a constellation of white adjoining dots; a gilded horn mask and flourish of feathers borrow their beauty from the animal kingdom; and the face is obscured in futuristic sculptures that blur the identity.
Constructed from interchangeable ball and socket components that allow them to be built in a number of directions, Catherine Wales’ (catherinewales.eu) pieces are unconventional, thought-provoking, and beautiful. Captured in a photo shoot by Christine Kreiselmaier (ckay-photography.com), you can see more of the collection at the gallery.