We speak to alchemist and occultist Lauren Bowker about her extraordinary inventions with THEUNSEEN and her new product ‘Fire’ – hair dye that switches colour as it reacts to temperature
Lauren Bowker is a witch. In fact, she grew up in Reed, very close to Pendle Hill where women were infamously hung in 1612 after being accused of murdering people with witchcraft. “I have always been into the occults and into mixing stuff,” she says. “Even as a kid I used to mix bath potions, and was really hands-on with the stuff I had around me, making new products out of them, without even knowing I was doing it.”
As well as being a witch, she’s also an extremely inventive data visualisation scientist who uses fashion – something she believes dictates trends in science – to communicate her ideas. THEUNSEEN is her material exploration house that aims to bring to life the hidden worlds around us – she’s created a headpiece for Swarovski with gemstones that change colour in response to brain activity, a jacket that responds to air pollution and now, with her latest project FIRE, she’s developed a hair dye that changes colour as temperature drops and rises, to be launched at London Fashion Week in collaboration with Storm Models. Yes I tried it, yes it works and according to Bowker, just came from “messing about in the lab”.
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