New York fashion designer Aina Beck experimented with foil printing to create the dappled metallic patterns in her latest capsule collection.
"It's been a long journey experimenting with textile foiling and screen printing to get it to this stage of accuracy and being able to develop the sharp, sleek, minimalistic look I was aiming for," Beck told Dezeen.
The foil-printing process leaves a disintegrating effect on translucent fabrics such as silk, while screen printing onto denser materials like denim creates blotchy, faded patterns.
The collection includes a metallic body suit made from foil wrapped around the torso and each limb, finished in a flourish over one shoulder.
A train of crumpled blue foil cascades out from the back of a half white, half silver skirt, and a foil-printed dress in the same colour is structured to create a triangular silhouette.
Sheer button-down shirts are detailed with opaque seams and hems formed by layering the fabric.
"I wanted to make a small capsule collection that focussed on the details and processes behind the textiles, as well as wearability," she said.
A graduate from Parsons The New School for Design in New York, Norwegian-born Beck chose to use blue, silver, grey and white as they are colours she usually wears, and handmade each garment herself.
Photography by Dominik Tarabanski.
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