This is great. Master’s design student Stefanie Nieuwenhuys found diamond shaped woodchips on the workshop floor of an architecture classroom and thought of snakeskin. She layered and layered and layered them and produced wooden biometric scale detailing on a variety of garments and neck pieces.
Not our first thought but it’s also “eco-couture”; done very elegantly. There’s usually a stigma attached to that sort of thing but this is a nice example of it done well.