Inspirational Surfaces: Faye Toogood

Much talked about furniture and product design guru, Faye Toogood has entered into the foray of fashion with this inspirational range of treated jackets.

Faye Toogood’s product design shows an experimental and innovative use of  materials and treatments from burnished surfaces to matt, clay-like aspects. She’s made a serious name for herself on the global interiors scene and amassed a cult following. So we were really interested to see her debut clothing collection, released in collaboration with her sister, Erica, a tailor and pattern cutter. The collection consists of eight unisex outerwear pieces made in simple canvas but personalized with concept-cut silhouettes by Erica and dramatic surfaces using painting, industrial washing, rubberizing or even heat-sealing plastic bags to the surface, executed by Faye.

The collection was inspired by workwear, but not in the conventional sense. Faye explains to Wallpaper Magazine:

“….it’s done in a very futuristic strong, modern way. Workwear is not a new idea, but to try to bring a contemporary edge to it is. It’s not a pastiche of retro workwear.”

Each garment is named and cut according to the craft of specific trades people, from road sweepers and oil riggers to mechanics and chemists and the surfaces are beautiful. Click here for a full list of stock lists so you can view these unique garments for yourselves.

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