In a project commissioned by Upper Downs and Tea & Toast Design Consultancy I am designing sport jackets for running, hiking and mountain biking. This is a new challenge for me, as although I am familiar with performance and technical fabrics, a lot of which are used in high fashion at the moment, I have not yet created a garment for actual use in sport!
When developing my concept for this project, I thought about how the jackets in these sports are all focused on protection, from rain, wind, cold, heat or being thrown off a bike! And what is the pinnacle of protective clothing? A spacesuit. This garment protects against the most volatile elements known to man, and was my main source of inspiration in my design process.
I had my formative meeting today and it went really well with my initial designs being approved by the duo, now on to prototyping!