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YUME YUME Unveils Reishi Look at Buro Stedelijk

Amsterdam-based brand YUME YUME is set to make history with the debut of the world’s first head-to-toe outfit crafted entirely from MycoWorks’ groundbreaking Reishi™, a revolutionary biomaterial. This pioneering collection will be showcased at Buro Stedelijk from November 30, 2023, to January 25, 2024, in a multi-sensory celebration of mycelium innovation.

YUME YUME’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evident in its exploration of alternative materials. This collaboration with MycoWorks marks a significant shift in the brand’s design philosophy, aligning with the principles of biofabrication and creating products that have a lower environmental impact.

“Developing YUME YUME designs made with Reishi™ to show at Buro Stedelijk has given MycoWorks the chance to return to its roots: skillfully crafting mycelium into works of art” said MycoWorks Xavier Gallego. “YUME YUME has appreciated the creative and unexpected properties of mycelium, embracing the endless possibilities and countless forms that it can take on,” said the creative director.

The ‘Descent into Fungal’  exhibition at Buro Stedelijk not only marks a milestone in biomaterial fashion but also introduces an immersive mycelium installation. This installation aims to engage visitors with the material in a tactile and experiential manner, providing insights into its ecological and technological significance.

“Making design pieces entirely with Reishi™ shows that a different future in fashion is possible,” said YUME YUME co-founder and creative director Eva Korsten. “Giving full visibility to the pure beauty of the mycelium material, I’m very excited to have the Reishi™ styles at Buro Stedelijk, to share with visitors of what we’ve learned so far and hopefully raise awareness around fashion choices.”

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