This dress was created in collaboration with the Nobel museum. The goal of the project was to create fashion interpretations of this years Nobel prices. Our dress were an attempt to visualize the great work of the chemistry price winners Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar in their mechanistic studies of DNA repair.
In their studies they describe how our cells have the ability to repair it's own DNA using different methods. To illustrate this process we began by selecting the main components that make this repair happen. These components include the cell, the DNA helix, inside the cell and the protein or enzymes that contain the instructions that trigger the repair process once something has gone wrong with a cell copy.
To make all this into a fashion creation, took some thought. We knew that we somehow wanted to show the repair process take place, and we ended up making this light dress that represents the cell DNA. On top of the dress we put a net of black glue to contrast the light and to represent the enzymes trying to repair the DNA.
We are very happy with the result and hope that our creation will inspire people to learn more about the fantastic work of the Nobel price winners.
A collaboration between Anastasia Jansäter and Antonia Larsson Pihl.