MEGASOMA
MEGASOMA

Megasoma addresses the loss of wonder, awe and appreciation for the natural world today. It aims to exploit fashion textiles as roving galleries to resuscitate and enliven specimens that were once valued so highly by amateur naturalists, evolutionary scientists and gentlemen collectors.Exquisitely arranged in an array of patterned groupings organized by colour, taxonomic order or geographic range, Natural History museums allowed for tantalizing glimpses of exotica. These institutions protected a bounty of specimens that, ironically, hold the wonder of life in their own pinioned death.

All Megasoma prints have been hand screenprinted and dyed in Melbourne.Garment design and construction in collaboration with Zena Lythgo. Photography by Ben Frazer. Model, Lani Sommer.

MEGASOMA
MEGASOMA

This project is about the idea of representing in a fresh and contemporary way the exotic or unknown of the natural world, about the naïve and unfamiliar way ones hand describes with excitement a novel or foreign natural specimen. It is about recapturing the pleasure in discovery, in the learning and wisdom of knowing another realm. How through the necessity of imagination, a new life, character and meaning can be given to flora or fauna that so little is known about. It is about telling the story of each specimen that has been so delicately collected, recorded and revered and using textiles to show them to the world again in their full glory. 

All Megasoma prints have been hand screenprinted and dyed in Melbourne.Garment design and construction in collaboration with Zena Lythgo. Photography by Ben Frazer. Model, Lani Sommer.

MEGASOMA
MEGASOMA

All Megasoma prints have been hand screenprinted and dyed in Melbourne.

Garment design and construction in collaboration with Zena Lythgo. Photography by Ben Frazer. Model, Lani Sommer.

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MEGASOMA
MEGASOMA
MEGASOMA
EdithFolio14.jpg
nhm style bookdsfhh.jpg
EdithFolio.jpg
EdithFolio12.jpg
EdithFolio13.jpg
edith is picking you aprart.jpg
EdithFolio6.jpg
EdithFolio3.jpg
_MG_3398s.jpg
EdithFolio19.jpg
EdithFolio11.jpg
20.jpg
EdithFolio16.jpg
yeeh1new.jpg
ONE.jpg
_MG_3382.jpg
MEGASOMA

Megasoma addresses the loss of wonder, awe and appreciation for the natural world today. It aims to exploit fashion textiles as roving galleries to resuscitate and enliven specimens that were once valued so highly by amateur naturalists, evolutionary scientists and gentlemen collectors.Exquisitely arranged in an array of patterned groupings organized by colour, taxonomic order or geographic range, Natural History museums allowed for tantalizing glimpses of exotica. These institutions protected a bounty of specimens that, ironically, hold the wonder of life in their own pinioned death.

All Megasoma prints have been hand screenprinted and dyed in Melbourne.Garment design and construction in collaboration with Zena Lythgo. Photography by Ben Frazer. Model, Lani Sommer.

MEGASOMA

This project is about the idea of representing in a fresh and contemporary way the exotic or unknown of the natural world, about the naïve and unfamiliar way ones hand describes with excitement a novel or foreign natural specimen. It is about recapturing the pleasure in discovery, in the learning and wisdom of knowing another realm. How through the necessity of imagination, a new life, character and meaning can be given to flora or fauna that so little is known about. It is about telling the story of each specimen that has been so delicately collected, recorded and revered and using textiles to show them to the world again in their full glory. 

All Megasoma prints have been hand screenprinted and dyed in Melbourne.Garment design and construction in collaboration with Zena Lythgo. Photography by Ben Frazer. Model, Lani Sommer.

MEGASOMA

All Megasoma prints have been hand screenprinted and dyed in Melbourne.

Garment design and construction in collaboration with Zena Lythgo. Photography by Ben Frazer. Model, Lani Sommer.

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