18 – 26 September 2021

London Design Festival

Textile Design / Fashion Design

Biomimicry Collection by Auroboros

By Victoria and Albert Museum


18 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

19 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

22 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

23 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

24 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

25 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

26 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45


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Discover a real-time growing couture gown worn by Ai-Da, the world's first artist robot which will grow and fall apart over the 10-day period of London Design Festival.

Founded by Paula Sello and Alissa Aulbekova, Auroboros is a fashion house that merges science and technology with physical haute couture and digital ready-to-wear. During London Design Festival and Digital Design Weekend at the V&A, Auroboros will showcase a real-time growing couture gown worn by Ai-Da, the world's first artist robot. Mimicking nature’s life cycle, the gown will grow and fall apart during the festival, with Aida drawing a self-portrait as it constantly metamorphoses around her. While the physical piece follows its own life cycle in the exhibit, the digital designs will be available to be experienced virtually using augmented reality, inviting visitors onsite and online to imagine a new era of design encompassing innovation, sustainability and immersion. Biomimicry Collection has been commissioned as part of V&A Digital Design Weekend. Auroboros is housed at The Sarabande Foundation: founded by Lee Alexander McQueen.


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