MDes Fashion & Textiles School of Design

Calum Taylor

Final Look

The aim of my project was to research and develop a collection of outdoor garments by recycling and repurposing second hand outdoor equipment and clothing. I chose to follow the silhouette brief as I wanted to build experience and skills in this area of design.

During the research stage of this project I investigated and documented shapes, silhouettes and functionality of a number of second hand jackets and outdoor wear. I explored how these practical and durable garments could be used to develop a new range of contemporary fashion items that still served their purpose. I carried out initial 3D collaging on the body to create new and interesting silhouettes. I photographed the colour combinations of the recycled items I had collected which are often bright and bold. For my secondary research I looked into contemporary fashion designers with a similar tactical and militaristic style to myself , focusing mainly on silhouette, material and functionality of their garments and the aesthetic this brought to them.

As I began my development stage I worked in 2D and 3D collaging in order to develop my contemporary silhouettes and give my project a broad range of unique designs. I also considered the functionality of the buckles, straps and adjustments of these items and how they could be incorporated into my designs. I pushed my development work though photoshop visualisations and physical sampling on the body and a mannequin. This allowed me to bring my 3D and 2D collages to life.

For the final stage of my project, I took my development visualisations and initial sample visualisations and narrowed them down into a strong, limited piece collection. I further developed my 6 digitalised looks through extensive 3D collaging and working with recycled garments on the body and mannequin and then built upon them digitally. I chose to take route three and focused on making one quality look with garments that are sustainable and ecologically friendly. I achieved this by keeping my processes and development as sustainable as I could , and considered this when manufacturing my garments. I created a collection of contemporary, unique, recycled garments that keep their original practicality and functionality but appeal to a new generation of fashion consumers.

Contact
ctaylor98@hotmail.co.uk
C.Taylor3@student.gsa.ac.uk
@ctdesign98
Works
“Unintentional Collection- Look 1”
“Unintentional Collection -Look 2”
“Unintentional Collection-Look 3”
“Unintentional Collection- Look 4”
“Unintentional Collection- Look 5”
“Unintentional Collection- Look 6”
“Unintentional Collection- Final Look”
“Product Shots- Tactical Vest”
“Final Portfolios”
Final Look

“Unintentional Collection- Look 1”

“Unintentional Collection -Look 2”

“Unintentional Collection-Look 3”

“Unintentional Collection- Look 4”

“Unintentional Collection- Look 5”

“Unintentional Collection- Look 6”

“Unintentional Collection- Final Look”

“Product Shots- Tactical Vest”

“Final Portfolios”