EIRINN HAYHOW Combines notions of science, philosophy, and spirituality as she reconnects people to the earth. She creates magical gender-fluid garments, using well-being magic, wild foraging, and bio-design to create unique garments. With each collection, she builds a new world, one that evokes all senses to show the viewer the power of our natural world. She creates her own dyes and plant inks from foraging herbs, plants, and berries seasonally, and uses fruit and vegetable waste. She grows her own bio leather and bioplastics using herbs, fruit, vegetables waste coffee granules, and crystals.
'We are all made up of the same atoms and energetic particles. Everything on this earth is made up of the same energy. Our hearts have more neuro mass than even our brains, picking up signals and magnetic waves from a greater distance than our brains. We have the ability to tune into plants' and trees consciousness. Tuning into our hearts can help us communicate with plants as they communicate at the same energetic level. remember you are magic '
EIRINN HAYHOW continues to research innovative ways to produce materials from natural resources, she was the first designer to create couture pieces from her grown vegan leather from waste coffee granules. A pioneer in sustainable fashion, she continues to push the boundaries of innovative material production, using specific healing properties in an attempt to heal the wearer from anxiety, depression, and other nervous disorders.
EIRINN HAYHOW will be launching INTO THE MYSTIC SL24 during LFW this season,
INTO THE MYSTIC showcases an alternative future, one in which we give ourselves back to the natural world, connecting to our ecosystem and the mycelium networks beneath our feet. Through using folk traditions and ancient herbalism in an attempt to heal our beautiful minds and souls from the corruption that mankind has bestowed on our beloved earth.
Part of a positive world she envisions; an experimental performance set amongst organic sculptures made from plants, mushrooms and natural materials, glistening with haunting soundscapes that capture the sound frequencies from the plants in the surrounding garden space and the biomaterial used to create garments, overlayed with natural sounds taken from walks foraging in the forests.
Deeply connected with our natural world and its synchronised patterns, EIRINN HAYHOW carefully explores the foraging of wild plants, herbs and bark. The gathering of such natural resources for ceremonial activities and herbal medicines has occurred since ancient times; cultural practices which were aware of nature’s power in relation to the human body and mind. EIRINN is fascinated by the potential frequency of psychological energy waves emitted from plants and trees, and how these natural frequencies are synchronous with our hearts.
She makes all the material for her collections using a combination of intuition and research-led processes. Her playful exploration of natural material has seen her recently exploring the use of living moss, incorporated into knit from foraged nettles and banana yarn. From the array of different plants, barks and flowers she collects, inks, pigments and natural dyes are made before then reusing the waste plant matter and water from the dye baths. Extracting every potential from the mjaterial, she turns it into self-made biomaterial and plant leather.