Material Adaption: Graduate Collection
My graduate collection ‘Material Adaption’ explores how material manipulation can increase the utilisation of clothing through adding stretch properties. Light silks are radically changed by bonding elastic with waste disposable plastics in configurations that create multiple surface forms. When used in garments these fabrics would have added flexibility, reacting to movement to reduce the wear in areas of high stretch and friction. Bonded mouldable wire invites the user to become part of the final design process. All design solutions introduce new sustainable usage habits for consumers.