Workshop with Fashion Space Gallery Design Residents |

LCF students and alumni invited to a speculative one day workshop where our body ecosystems were explored through microbiology and fashion.

Advancements in biotechnology are providing us with a new perspective on what it is to be human – that we are in fact an ecosystem made up of trillions of micro-organisms which live within and on our bodies. Not only that, they extend beyond our skin forming invisible clouds of microbes, called microbial plumes.

The microbial plume is unique to each of us. As we interact with our surroundings, we leave behind parts of it, making it possible to trace it back to each person’s unique identity, where we have been, who have we been with, and our microbial make up.

Participants explored how fashion practices can be used to instigate new forms of interaction based on how this information is shared. They investigated what the social, cultural and political implications are if emerging technologies enabled us to perceive our microbial plumes.

This workshop was open to all LCF students and alumni. It  informed a project that is part of Fashion Space Gallery’s Design Residency and will take place at Arcade East, Mare Street in September.



15 June 2018 / 10:00-17:00

Digital Learning Lab

London College of Fashion

182 Mare Street

E8 3RE London


The Anthropocene Body is a collaboration between Nestor Pestana and Deborah Tchoudjinoff – A symbolic coming together as part of Fashion Space Gallery’s Design Residency. Nestor and Deborah have complementary interests with regards to the broad subject of fashion and sustainability in the age of the Anthropocene; one focusing on the body, the other on the environment.