Zoey Jordan’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection radiates concepts derived from the fields of climatology and astronomy with her attention to albedo, or reflection coefficient. When rated on the scale used to measure reflectivity, nearly the entire Zoey Jordan collection would be a 1, for perfect reflection of a white surface. Accompanied with materials with Lambertian reflectance (after physicist Johann Heinrich Lambert who introduced the concept of perfect diffusion in 1760), the materials used in the collection literally shine with luminous intensity.
Traveling through interstellar space at over 11 miles per second, the Voyager Spacecraft (launched in 1977) currently carry aboard it a similarly reflective piece of art: a gold-plated copper phonograph record containing sounds and images meticulously selected to embody the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Powered by GE-designed command computers (for flight path, communication capability to NASA’s Mission Control) as well as the electricity generator (for instrumentation, computers, radio), these robotic emissaries literally and figuratively reflect the power of human ingenuity and exploration while merging intricate design and form.
- Rich Evans, sagansense.tumblr.com | #iOnFashion NYFW 2014