The Collection of Miasma: Visualizing an allergic response through print’ is a fashion print collection focused on the theme of pollution, allergy, and mental health, with the aim to develop textiles that raise awareness about air pollution. The collection is inspired by imagery Suksakaow made when she suffered with allergic symptoms, and their effects on her mental health, combined with drawings she collected from child patients with air pollution allergies at a hospital in Thailand.

Suksakaow process focuses on the development of materials and media, exploring sensory texture to portray the irritation and uncomfortable state caused by allergies, by using unusual material choices such as carbon filters from air purifiers. She also developed a monochrome ink and screen-print paste by extracting carbon from air pollution and dust.

Suksakaow’s collection contains 12 final samples that respond to the 12 days of her pollution allergy symptoms diary. The collection contains 9 static samples which display the idea of pollution by using media such as pollution print paste and the use of Carbon Filters derived from the air purifier in her house to be material, in combination with print imagery develop from her research. The other 3 samples are the movable pieces that contain electronic components which can be more attention-grabbing and more effective in terms of raising awareness. These samples are coded by Suksakaow herself to replicate the main allergic symptoms she suffers – scratching, coughing, and eye irritation.

The electronics in these pieces contain a micro-controller and servo motors to create the scratching movement, with adding a speaker with her cough sound in the second piece that makes a noise in relation to the coughing head movement. Also, with an air quality measuring sensor in the last piece which affects the movement of the electronic eyes to correlate to the level of CO2 and TVOC in the air. Suksakaow intended for these moving pieces to alert both the allergic sufferers and non-sufferers public to see the unseen level of pollution visually detected in clothing.