Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:20

Matthew O'Brien

Collection: Smart Future

This collection explores the connection between fashion and technology. Borrowing shape and form from architecture along with integrated electronics.

Drawing inspiration from looking at how technology and fashion have become one, and how fashion has taken different routes due to the technology now available. The collection concentrated on how every social space is designed to suit a user's needs. I wanted my garments to adorn the body, while also reacting to the wearer's needs and requirements, for example altering in shape and form to cool the wearer down through moving flaps. Also the use of neon lighting tubes sewn into seams to emphasise and aluminate certain aspects of the garments.

About Matthew O'Brien

Entering fashion at the young age of 15 Matthew O'Brien started his first clothing label. Focusing on menswear he was able to develop his design aesthetic leading him into womenswear where he was able to excel. His passion and determination has landed him many accolades most recently Britain's Top Designer. Matthew has a strong eye for detail and focuses on structure and shape, along with the use of unconventional fabrics. Matthew has a great ability to produce contemporary aesthetics, whilst somehow using historical referencing. Amalgamating both electronics with fashion, Borrowing shape and form from architecture along with integrated electronics. Taking a keen interest in print design his latest collection exhibits sharp monochrome prints with highlights of colour. Against the sharp angular forms created on the body.

www.mattobrien.co.uk

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