EMERGENCE

“e·mer·gence: a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or  simpler entities that themselves do not exhibit such properties”

The exquisite branches of a fully formed snowflake are a fascinating natural phenomenon. Even more enchanting is the evolution of these intricate crystals. Gracefully, the water molecules freeze into hexagonal crystalline forms. As they fall from the sky they gather together, forming themselves into unique frozen shapes. The process of this transformation  is known as “emergence”.  The formation of a snowflake is an example of emergence within a physical system. Still, the idea originates in philosophy, it is about interaction and interconnectivity among small elements which converge into a larger object. The collection focuses on this concept through visual references to snowflakes. Cold blue colors and hexagonal  shapes blend with larger transparent nylon mesh and charmeuse. Light beading, lace and elastics combine into layers of fabric. Bodies are covered in garments which then  interact with pieces worn on top of them. The layers combine, transforming into something new through the amalgamation and thus reflecting the process of a snowflake ...emerging.