One of the 8 finalists for the H&M Design Award 2015, Graham Fan recently presented his graduate fashion collection in hopes of winning the grand prize at the awards. However, it was Ximon Lee (previously) and his collection titled ‘Children of Leningradsky’ who took home the grand prize and will be presenting a collection with H&M.
Despite not winning the award, Fan still manages to catch my eye with this unusual weaving techniques in this collections. Inspired by the Thomas Heatherwick’s woven metal facade at Guy’s Hospital in London, Graham Fan started weaving recycled PVC strips and created these prickly, dark yet high gloss collection. Fan also looked into traditional basketry and weaving techniques. A graduate from the MA at Central Saint Martins, Vancouver-born and Hong Kong-raised Graham develop the complex textiles into minimalistic silhouettes.
To create the semi-structured yet flexible textures, he wove together materials such as mohair, recycled PVC strips, leather cords and wicker. Elastic fish wire was also woven through the materials to create an uneven shimmering surface.
Can’t wait to see more from Graham Fan.
Image Source: dezeen.com