Harriet Heppner-Logan

Degree Show 2023

Harriet Heppner-Logan

BA Textile Design

Inspired by e-waste, circuit boards and electrical components, this project explores the futuristic aesthetic of e-textiles in fashion, and how connections are built between knitted textiles and the digitally connected, electronic world. For decades, shapes and structures including stripes and checks have been recognised as classics that rarely go out of style. Renowned designers and brands such as Paul Smith, Burberry and Missoni are known for their use of geometric patterns. Their extensive archives of past collections demonstrate how heritage can be used to rework and design effectively for the future. A contemporary approach combining historical heritage and futuristic electronics has been explored, producing a diverse Ready-to-Wear knitwear collection for men.

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Selection of knitted materials from final collection. Contemporary forms, angular shapes and heritage pattern has been used to design a series of grid, stripe, argyle and geometric fabrics.

Digital drawings displaying how initial designs could be styled. Inspired by RTW brand Acne studios, the aesthetic of the models demonstrates this projects premium, contemporary target consumer.

Final design flat garment illustrations, demonstrating how patterns can be placed on the body.

The supporting Visual Studies practise for this project has explored the use of natural materials in contrast to artificial recycled components sourced from circuit boards. This cubed sculpture series highlights how geometric, laser cut, three dimensional forms distort light inspired by artist Sean Scully.

Laser etched, painted circuit collages created for contemporary Visual Studies practise.