RADIANT JACKSON (GRADUATE OF RADFORD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE)
Radiant collection tackles tailoring and smart casual designs for the trend-led and the bold dapper dresser who wants something tailored but unique. Design direction takes on simple tailored cuts, with strap fastenings as the collection main design feature.
Taking reference from historical combaters, Gladiators are used as a source of inspiration for this collection.The elements found in the designs of the costumes, their weapon, to the main body of the garment inspired the adaption and introduction of the techniques of tiers depicting their “manicae”; a Latin word meaning “wraps of leather and cloth for the arm and wrist”, padded fabrics which depicts the “fascia” a leg padding worn below a greave. Repetition, binding, wrapping, top stitching and the introduction of more fastening examples bugles and zippers are used in the production of the designs.