Refuge Wear Intervention London East End 1998

After graduating with an honours degree in fashion-knitwear design, Lucy with Jorge Orta founded Studio Orta in Paris in 1991. Their collaborative practice uses drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, silkscreen printing and other techniques to represent social and ecological issues of sustainability, investigating boundaries between the body and architecture, communication and identity.

Lucy Orta’s work Refuge Wear and Body Architecture (1992–98) consist of portable, lightweight, and autonomous structures representing issues of survival.

All images © Lucy Orta