Architectural Colour Clash - a range of outfits and accessories using Lenzing's eco-friendly cellulosic fibres. Designed, cut and constructed by staff in the School of Design, University of Leeds.
Blazing new trails by using 'novel materials' and reinventing the basic building blocks of design this collection tracks the way 'materiologists' change the way we define clothing through material choice. Directional and cutting-edge elements push the boundaries of what is perceived as fashion fabrics. Focusing on clashing colours, architectural shapes and simple methods of construction these garments wrap the body in a swathe of 'cool cocooning’.
Whether it comes in colliding or matching blocks, colour is at the heart of this collection; combining bright flashes of jewel colours with shades of grey. Colour dictates the mood and attitude of the season, 'on-trend' colour is directly linked to consumer aspiration and can inspire and support both product development and the creative process.
The materials used here constitute an entirely new type of product and aesthetic. We would like to thank Lenzing for giving us the opportunity of working with their eco-friendly cellulosic fibres.
- Garment design and pattern drafting by: David Backhouse (Programme Leader, Fashion) & Lynne Webster (Senior Teaching Fellow)
- Garment construction by Catherine Malkin (Instructor) & Lynda Howarth (Technician)
- Scarves designed and constructed by Eunsuk Hur (PhD Research Student)