Jane Bowler

MA work


Fusion

My collection is derived from a fusion of traditional Japanese straw raincoats and the iconic British mackintosh. I have combined stitchless heat-forming techniques and ultrasonic welding of recycled plastics. Through sumptuous colour, lustrous gloss and a harmonious mix of synthetic and natural fibres, I am pushing the boundaries of rainwear. The result is a witty collection for both men and women that encapsulates sophistication, style and luxury.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2010

    Specialism

    Mixed Media Textiles

  • Fusion

    My collection is derived from a fusion of traditional Japanese straw raincoats and the iconic British mackintosh. I have combined stitchless heat-forming techniques and ultrasonic welding of recycled plastics. Through sumptuous colour, lustrous gloss and a harmonious mix of synthetic and natural fibres, I am pushing the boundaries of rainwear. The result is a witty collection for both men and women that encapsulates sophistication, style and luxury.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Multi Media Textiles (First class), Loughborough University, 2006; Foundation Art and Design, Loughborough University, 2003
  • Experience

  • Collaboration with laser welding company, TWI Ltd, Cambridge, 2010; Collaboration with knitted textile designer/product designer, Victoria Campbell, Alexander Groves (Royal College of Art), London, 2010; Fashion swatch designer, Taylor Mcardle (clients include Calvin Klein, Topshop, Coast), Leicester, 2006-10; Stylist/creative director, Don't Magazine, London, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • HotelRCA, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy, 2010; The Unexpected Curious, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; Concept Show, Oxford Fashion Week, Oxford, 2009; Green and Organic Fashion Show, View from the Top Gallery, Nottingham, 2007
  • Awards

  • First prize, Material Inspiration: Online Trend Story, WGSN Surface Prize, 2010; Finalist, Noise Festival Creative Talent Exhibition, Liverpool Biennial, 2006; Shortlisted, Textile Designs, Marks and Spencers/Royal College of Art Collaborative Project, 2010