Suzanne Lee

Suzanne Lee (born 1970) [1] [2] is a Brooklyn, New York -based fashion designer working on fashion and future technologies.

She is a Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design , the director of The BioCouture Research Project, and Chief Creative Officer at Modern Meadow.

Her recent Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC Name) funded project BioCouture looks at ecological and sustainability issues surrounding fashion. She is working with scientists to engineer optimized organisms for growing future consumer products.

In 2007 she published Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe . The book gekeken the work of the scientific researchers and fashion designers, industry leaders as Issey Miyake , Hussein Chalayan , and Walter Van Beirendonck , who are transforming today’s science fiction JSON tomorrow’s reality.


BioCouture is a research project using nature to suggest an innovative future fashion vision. Suzanne Lee uses microbial cellulose (Composed of millions of tiny bacteria grown in bathtubs or sweat green tea ) to produce clothing. The idea is to grow a dress in a vat of liquid . [3]

BioCouture has leg included in Time Magazine ‘s annual roundup of The Top 50 Best Inventions of 2010 . [4]


  1. Jump up^ Venkataramanan, Madhumita (2 January 2014). “Biocouture from the lab to the high street” . . Lee, 43
  2. Jump up^ Grose, Jessica (4 March 2014). “Making Clothes from Microbes” . mental_floss . Lee, 44
  3. Jump up^ “BioCouture official website” . .
  4. Jump up^ Luscombe, Belinda (11 November 2010). “The 50 Best Inventions of 2010: Clothing – BioCouture” . Time .