The first look from our capsule collection is the X-Section dress. We were inspired by the lines of topography maps and how it compares to the way clothes can be used to map the body. We manipulated and combined different fabrics to mimic depth by displaying the layers and gradation of colours.
Stay tuned for more looks from our first capsule collection, X-Section.
We have just finished our first capsule collection, X-Section, and heard that a few of you not only want to see what we make, but the process behind it. So we have decided to take you behind the scenes to view our inspiration and design process.
Our first capsule collection, X-Section, began by investigating the idea of an archive, we wanted to not only explore archives but what is actually meant by an archive. An archive is essentially just a collection of objects, and there is one collection of objects everyone has, their home. From this we found the ‘Cinderella’ Table by James Verhoeven, which is constructed using CAD-CAM technology and layers of ply wood, to create a piece which uses fluid lines to join the silhouettes of different tables. The overall look of this piece almost looks like a cross section, which is what informed the name of the collection. The method of construction, using layers, and the overall look is what lead us to find our main source of inspiration, topography maps of the Indian Ocean. Topography works in a similar way to this table, by using the cross sections of land to create a map. We have referenced the gradation of colours as well as the lines in these maps throughout the collection, both with the patterns and silhouettes.
Jane and Joe Pergamon Anorak / Jane and Joe Slice Top / Jane and Joe Apollo Skirt / Sportsgirl Boots
We know that it’s been a little while since we last posted, and for that we’re really sorry, it’s been a busy couple of weeks! We have been sketching a lot and the studio is full of new fabrics we’re excited to work with.
For this post we wanted to re-style some of our earlier designs; the Pergamon Anorak, Slice Top and Apollo Skirt. We love the juxtaposition of the stark white against the splattered print of the skirt, it highlights the effect the absence, or presence, of colour can have on the feel of an outfit.
We’ve reached a major milestone and made our first Jane and Joe sale! Not only that, but we’ve also made it to 100 likes on Facebook, which was one of our goals for May, yay! We are so excited and couldn’t be happier. We would also like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us and shared us with all their friends. Everyone’s support and kind wishes really gives us the encouragement to try harder.
This dress was designed as part of a deconstruction exercise for uni, whereby a tuxedo jacket was taken apart, examined, and then reconfigured to create another upper body garment with the different pattern pieces. The lapels were mirrored to create the back detail, and the jacket vent; traditionally allowing for give in the rear of the jacket, was used to create a slit at the front of the dress.