Initially viewing the photographs and GIFs I thought this project was a sculpture-type series. However designer Bart Hess is working on a work titled “garment district” for an exhibition called “future perfect” in which artists collectively create an imaginary place. This “place” is to represent a future city and show what the future may potentially look like. Bart Hess creates garments by submerging a person into a pool of water with the addition of wax. As the person gets deeper the wax wraps around the body and creates a beautiful flowing texture with natural creases and folds. This is what Bart Hess believes is the future of fashion. I found great GIFs of the process, and the link will give more information as well as the video of the process.
“their mirrored surface is broken by a body, suspended from a robotic harness, plunging into the liquid. a crust of wax crystallises around its curves and folds, growing architectural forms, layer by layer, like a 3D printer drawing directly onto the skin. slowly the body emerges, encased in a dripping wet readymade prosthetic. it is a physical glitch, a manifestation of corrupt data in motion, a digital artefact. they hang from hooks like a collection of strange beasts and frozen avatars. body prints, imperfect and distorted and always utterly unique.”