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T H E U N S E E N collaborated with the luxury fashion brand Tom Ford to design and develop a set of bespoke performance art garments that would respond to body temperatures and change colour during a ballet performance. During the 2-week project T H E U N S E E N created a colour change ink formula that was individual to each ballet dancer that could be applied to a skin tight leotard mesh to reveal 3 different colours.

We also developed and executed an innovative method of screen-printing to ensure that the garments changed colour to reveal a hidden image underneath as part of the overall performance narrative. A total of 4 formulas were developed to create the movement of colour throughout the performance.


“Together we have taken a creative leap, this is just the beginning”

DAVID BAMBER | Head of Design | Tom Ford