Shaline Naicker describes herself as a fashion designer, but she goes beyond that. You may ask why? The 21-year-old is fusing fashion and technology to create forward-thinking clothing that is shaking up the stagnant local design scene.
Naicker was inspired by the ability of Photochromic lens technology (which is typically used by optical companies to make spectacle lenses), to change colour when exposed to UV rays. Shortly after, they became her signature design element.
She was driven by the idea of inducing a technological side to fashion, one that is not just visually beautiful on a runway, but one that creates an interactive fashion experience!