Laura MacIntosh's graduate collection for Fashion Technology at Heriot-Watt was; 'Henko' an adaptable, morphing range of clothing perfect for the constantly changing Scottish climate.
Stylish minimalism was key to this elegant highly wearable collection of convertible fashion separates that cleverly transform with minimal effort into a variety of aesthetics and functions.
"The collection is called Henko which means change and adaptation in Japanese as inspirations of the collection were taken from japanese culture and traditional dress. The collection contains five convertible staple garments paired with simple complementary separates. The project aims were to investigate whether convertible fashion could be introduced to a mainstream market and be commercially viable. I wanted to create convertible garments that are different and more innovative than what is already available on the market such as infinity dresses made of stretch jersey. I wanted to use different materials with more interesting textures and properties. Using a juxtaposition of wool and silk a luxurious feel is created as these garments must be of high quality to withstand repeated use. " Laura MacIntosh