The ideas behind outfit two: the indigo tasselled top and latex on bamboo leggings.
The top is a kind of jacket/top which is soft organic cotton and comfortable against the skin, but durable like denim. The contrast stitching is a nod to denim construction with run and fell seams and an inside which doesn’t require lining.
The embroidery on the front is based on tactile mapping, like braille, the creation of haptic structures. Unlike your average motif printed top, this celebrates hand embroidery and organic growing pattern. The sleeves and waist have piping in latex sheeting, a nod to sportswear, a contrast from the indigo and timeless colour combination.
The suede collar is designed to be changeable to suit individual preference. And the suede waistband perforated to allow the latex and black suede tassels, which could be removed for different occasions, leaving a patterned perforated waistband.
The leggings explore the use of white on white, drawing attention fully to the texture and feel of different fabrics brought together. Outer and lining in bamboo jersey, very soft and comfortable against the skin, the largest sensory organ. To be worn just above the waist, they concentrate the embellishment of latex platelets and hand painted liquid latex droplets at the ankles. This was inspired by the way we use our clothing, the bottom of our trousers splattered with mud and water after a rainy walk.