"The process of biomimicry and its tendency to endure, creates a perfect natural balance; creating a biological ecosystem of a simulacra of nature, without discarding nature's inherent harmonies."
In her innovative fashion line, Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse derives creative inspiration from the natural world. She uses this inspiration in order to mimic the central attributes of nature, also known as biomimicry. Through her ingenious conceptualization of reptilian skin, Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse creates scale-like patterns with discarded plywood chips. In addition to her use of upcycled materials, Nieuwenhuyse employs sustainable techniques like laser cutting and hand-sewing, which use the wood chips as efficiently as possible and consequently cuts down material waste. In sum, Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse brings nature to life without hurting nature in the process.
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