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.
"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.
"I then looked into various traditional basketry and weaving sources, hoping to further craft some new textiles with different materials," he added.
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.
Fan incorporated mohair, leather strips and fish wire into some sections of the weave to add texture.
"Elastic fish wire was woven through the materials horizontally and vertically in order to create the uneven shimmering surface," said Fan.
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