This collection of shirts combines digital print, thermochromatic pigment and interaction. The thermochromatic trims are placed along the yoke and on some pockets and sleeves. These change from blue to white when touched by a warm hand. This encourages interaction and records touch.
Fashion technician: Jane Robertson
Co-Founder of JanerDesigns
Through this project, I explored sublimation printing on different materials. As a Sailing
instructor, I have always been interested in waterproof materials and improving the aesthetics of sailing gear. I decided to combine my two interests by sublimation printing my designs of sailing equipment onto recycled dinghy sails.
Working to the 2012 forecasted trend - Optimist, I developed patterns that encouraged positive thinking, through simple shapes and bright colours. The patterns and colours were inspired by a trip to Paris to attend Premier Vision and developed through screen printing using a mix of dyes and pigments. I then played with the idea of bow ties, shirts, and bags for menswear using the optimist range.