JANE BOWLER | FALL / WINTER 2012
The Jane Bowler girl has grown up this Fall / Winter, yet she has still managed to keep her playful nature. The London based designer chose to stick to a more sophisticated colour palette this season, contrasted with black rubber and bright metallics with gold and silver detailing.
The avant-garde designer is a woman obsessed with plastic, creating playful designs transformed from inexpensive, every day materials using a unique heating process. Knitted oversized jumper dresses, latex with soft mohair and structural cutwork jackets, formed the basis to a collection mixed with textural layers and playful jewellery.
Moving to a much darker and sexier aesthetic, Bowler took inspiration from her architect boyfriend, with architectural and geometric designs. Continuing this theme, Bowler worked alongside print designer Sophie Gray Cowley to make pattens which could be interpreted into her plastic formations and then back on to the fabric.
There is more of a wearable element this season whilst still maintaining exciting over-the-top pieces in plastic and rubber.
- Charlotte Stamp