Graham Fan's graduate fashion collection
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Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

The fibrous metallic garments in Central Saint Martins graduate Graham Fan's London Fashion Week collection are reminiscent of wire brushes used for cleaning the dishes.

Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

MA Fashion graduate Graham Fan's initial material experiments for his final collection were influenced by Thomas Heatherwick's woven metal facade at Guy's Hospital in London.

Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

"As I began working on this collection, I created a piece of woven plastic textile inspired by the exterior of [Heatherwick's] Boiler Suit," he told Dezeen.

Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

"I then looked into various traditional basketry and weaving sources, hoping to further craft some new textiles with different materials," he added.

Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

Metallic plastic cords were handwoven unevenly to create patterns for the jackets, tops and dresses, plus skirts with 1950s shapes. The threads loop back on themselves to form turtlenecks, cuffs and hems.

Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

Fan incorporated mohair, leather strips and fish wire into some sections of the weave to add texture.

Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

"Elastic fish wire was woven through the materials horizontally and vertically in order to create the uneven shimmering surface," said Fan.

Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

Fan showed the collection during the Central Saint Martins show at Somerset House last Friday, which took place as part of London Fashion Week.

Graham Fan Central Saint Martins graduate collection 2014

Fellow graduate Ondrej Adamek's range featured huge satin flowers that conceal the faces of models. Photographs are courtesy of Catwalking.com.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz PolishBear

    THAT looks comfortable.