Monday, 18 April 2011
Last week i got some SERIOUS jacket envy when bidding on the most amazing 90s bomber ever on ebay and then the idea came. I already have two jackets within my collection the yellow coated cotton monster jacket with embroidered sleeves and red tassel hood and the red pvc oversized raincoat with printed hood and back kangaroo pockets. However i always intended on adding a sports jacket to the collection something which is a little more wearable on a day to day basis which led me on to designing a series of printed bombers.
All the jackets within the series will be made up from an eclectic mix of the African voodoo inspired prints used within my collection, laser cut felt panels with illustrations of the AWA and other voodoo spirits embroidered and layered onto the back and various other fabrics: pvc, soft dyed leather and coated cotton. The jacket above is only half finished and still being constructed as i need to add knit ribbed collars and cuffs and a zip fastening. The first two jackets will be finished and ready to be worn in my Fashion film getting shot later in the week. E.X.C.I.T.E.D