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The Weird and Wonderful Inspirational Helen Storey

Whilst searching for inspiration and research into my project I found these weird and wonderful beauties, so I thought I'd share them with you. 

They're by a designer named Helen Storey, who I'm sorry to say I had never heard of, but I can assure you I'll be looking at more! Although I'd never wear such dresses, I can't help but find them so inspirational! They're made so beautifully, and every little detail has been considered so well, they are simply perfect in a weird and wonderful way.

The Lung dresses, Cell Division dress, and the Implantation dress in particular I find even more inspiring and they're my favourites, I'm sure you'll spot the connections between them and my work with the lungs and general shapes, but I'll let you make your own mind up for which are your favourites!


Helen Storey - Lung Dress

Helen Storey - Lung Dress

Helen Storey - Cell Division

Helen Storey - Implantation

Helen Storey - Implantation

Helen Storey - Neural Tube

Helen Storey - Heart Tubes

Helen Storey - Nerve Ending

Helen Storey - Spinal Column

Helen Storey - Limb Development

Helen Storey - Heart Dress

Helen Storey - Sperm Dress


"Founded in 1997 by Helen Storey and Caroline Coates, the Helen Storey Foundation was created in response to a project that required a brand new way of working. Helen had embarked on a collaboration that made a profound contact with the world of science, a ‘mindshift’ that has been the driving force behind all the Foundation’s subsequent projects. In the years since this venture, numerous conversations and relationships have been at the heart of work that has crossed many boundaries, particularly those of art, science, engineering, new media, technology, architecture and education."
For more about Helen and Primitive Streak CLICK HERE (All images from this collection have been found on this website)



  1. Wow...

  2. These are really something! I can't lie and say that linking the name to the garment didn't kind of weird me out because it did :/ (I can't even talk about anything to do with biology/the body without my hands going a little numb- people had to take notes for me in school haha) but I really do love "Implantation" and the "Sperm" dress

  3. This was a really interesting article! I have a feeling you would like issey miyake, and victor&rolf, they both have very innovative and sculptive designs!
    p.s. thank you for stopping by my blog :)

  4. These look like costumes made by fairy tale creatures. It's an amazing collection!

  5. I completely get where you coming from Kristen, it is a bit weird to get your head around at first lol

    Tiffany I do love Victor&rolf I've looked at them many times, haven't looked at issey miyake that much so I'll have to have another look! Thats ok hun, thanks for doing the same with mine, I'm sure I'll be popping by yours again soon :)

    Vicky your right they are, I hadn't thought about it that way! :)


  6. Wooww.. these a breathtaking, thank you for sharing!
    I have just found your blog through IFB, and decided to drop you a line to let you know you're doing an amazing job!
    I'm now following you via GFC, would very much appreciate it if you checked my blog out too :)


  7. Thats ok, thanks for your lovely comment! :)

    I'll check yours out now sweetie!


  8. Wow, love this post! Great blog!


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