HBL Materials: Modern Primitive Plastics by Jane Bowler

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Working with recycled plastics and heat-welding techniques, designer Jane Bowler has created a collection that fuses the iconic British mackintosh with traditional Japanese straw raincoats for a modern primitive aesthetic, as highlighted in WGSN's spring/summer 2012 macro trends.

Her Fusion project explores an inventive manipulation of plastics - from shower curtains to recycled rubber flooring - that uses stitchless techniques of heat-forming and ultrasonic welding to create exciting new surfaces and textures.

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