Bei Kuo utilizes shimmering metallic material and embossed neoprene to explore design. Neoprene is a synthetic rubber typically used in range of industrial applications and consumer products. The reflection of photons that occurs in Bei Kuo’s looks is based on diffuse reflectivity of materials. Plastic materials that exhibit a rainbow or “oil slick” appearance can be obtained using a sheet of holographic PVC film. This rainbow look, referred to as iridescence, occurs due to thin-film interference, wherein light waves reflect at the upper and lower boundaries of a surface with variable thickness and interfere with one another, creating a spectrum of color.
- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014
Parsons MFA exhibit. Designs by Bei Kuo.
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