Textured synthetic materials
- story by MaterialDistrict
This collection of materials expresses an experimental and playful approach to synthetic surfaces and unconventional textile processes. With hands-on experimental research from the beginning stages, the designs came to life when designer Charlotte Kidger approached the materials (often sourced from boating & marine companies) to see how these synthetic materials worked and behaved, coming across unexpected outcomes that were developed to final pieces.
Inspired by contemporary and modernist shape and form, the designs express bold, confident and graphic aesthetics. A multiple of techniques have been used including heat pressing, vacuum forming, etching, screen printing and hand collage as well as multiple synthetic materials including PVC, neoprene and ripstop. The samples are aimed at a broad range of CMF applications from automotive to apparel.