Native to Australia there is a songbird with a highly developed sense of colour; the silk bowerbird. During mating season the male collects up to 200 exclusively blue objects to make a ‚love nest‘ for his adored mate. The courtship of this special bird carries such human traits that we translated it into garments to work in the world of the Homo Sapiens; we designed two outfits for seductive females to entice their significant other.

Inspired by the silk bowerbird, we collected carelessly discarded objects All in all we found more than 200 things which served our research and textile development. The special challenge here was to design desirable and aesthetically appealing shapes and textures from waste The fabrics where digitally printed before further refinement took place through analogue printing techniques as well as embroidery.