by Bridget Barnett in New Art on Friday 5 August 2011

What do you get if you take an architect and a classic ballerina? A Body Architect. That’s the official title of Lucy McRae, an Australian girl trained in both fields, who invents and builds structures on the skin that re-shape the human silhouette.

Swedish pop artist Robyn is a huge fan, and has tapped into McRae’s unusual talent to create the architectural fashion statement made in her Indestructible video clip [watch above]. The tubes of flowing coloured liquid wrapped around Robyn’s body make for a super impressive form of armor.

This isn’t the first time Robyn has used McRae’s help on a project: the dress (that word is being used very loosely) worn on Robyn’s Body Talk album cover is also a product of McRae’s talent.