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Designer reveals collection inspired by climate change

Fashion student Laura Coppen reveals her Climate Change Collection

Nottingham fashion student Laura Coppen has designed a six piece knitwear collection for the weather of 2050.

She used a thermal sensor camera to map where hot and cold temperatures affected the body most.

The designer then chose different technological yarns aimed at keeping body temperature constant.

Ms Coppen said: "In theory [the collection] is meant to be wearable in any environment - silently reacting to the temperatures around us."

The project was inspired by climate change and global warming.

Two of the fabrics Ms Coppen has used are seacell and clima.

Seacell is made from seaweed. It enriches and releases vitamins and minerals into the skin.

Clima has paraffin in the fibre that regulates body temperature in different climates.

The Climate Change Collection is to be part of the Nottingham Trent University Art and Design degree fashion catwalk show, 20ten. The event is being held at the Newton Building, Nottingham, on Thursday, 20 and Friday, 21 May 2010.



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