R75-5 is an experimental collection emphasising the versatility of garments.
Continuing the identity of a garment carrying emotional value through re-invention:
A leather motorbiking jacket turns into a luxury womenswear collection, giving new life to its sporty essence and functional detailing.
My own motorcycling leather jacket has been digitised into the Lectra Modaris digital environment and has acted as a one base block pattern used as a starting point for every single garment created.
In order to design, I have digitally prototyped all designs on Lectra Modaris 3D and have digitally draped, manipulated and reconstructed my self-made block pattern. I have pushed the creative boundaries of the Lectra system and have created a 13-piece womenswear collection with focus on the addition of functional details to luxury fashion.
As a consequence, I have been awarded the Fred Spurr Design Award for innovation in digital Design using Lectra.
Light grey, burnt orange, pale lilac and white build an energetic and sporty aesthetic.
The element of motorcycling is incorporated through functional zip details, metal buckles and decorative stitching.
Scuba is topstitched onto elastic and slashed open allowing stretch to fit the body.
Jacket sleeves have become trouser legs, resulting in a baggy, high-waisted trouser, with the former sleeve heads accentuating the waist.
An oversized asymmetrical top has been playfully cut and features a chunky two-way metal zip.
Black elastic is zig-zag stitched together and inserted into a trouser panel, matched with a concealed zip above the knee.
An elastic waistband adds athletic details to a buckle-fastened skirt, which combines functionality, experimental cutting and abstract shapes.
A jumpsuit is convertible and both zip-front suit and trouser in one, revealing a concealed waistband.
Oversized drape panels add to the energetic silhouette of a dress, its top slim fitting to emphasise the effect. Printed tops are playfully covered with bold hand-drawn details taken from motorcycling gear.