Shaline Naicker

The 21-year-old fashion designer is inspired by technology to create wearable art.

21-year-old Shaline Naicker looks to fashion as a form of personal expression. The fashion designer incorporates technology into her work to produce innovative wearable art.

Her designs include a photochromatic lens that is usually used by optical companies who manufacture lenses for glasses.

“The concept of introducing this technology into fashion is relatively new,” she says. “ The discipline of the photochromatic lens is combined with that of interactive design to create a conceptual, fashion capsule collection.”

Naicker is currently a fourth-year student at the Durban University of Technology, where she's completing a Bachelor of Technology in Fashion.