Author Archives: Ryan Brockbank

Police buttons

Police button bodice back

Early bodice


The Police Connection

Early British Police Uniforms were dyed using the woad method right up until the 1930s. This gave me the inspiration to look at different kind of Police Uniforms past present and future. This research then inspired my designs.image


Judge dreddimage

COP (collaboration on patrol)

After looking at Police Uniform, we have moved onto a modern interpretation using Robocop and Judge Dredd! A combination of the weave, PVC, and leatherette will be the basis of our designs. Hopefully it won’t look like something from a 1970s porn film!

Table for 2 at Starbucks

After being introduced to my textiles partner which reminded me of a an episode of blind date, the only thing missing was Graham with his quick reminder!

Myself and Hannah met up for coffee to discuss each other’s projects and any initial ideas we had.

Hannah showed me samples of her previous work which gave me an insight into what was possible with weave.

As we slurped our way through a caramel macchiato and a calorie free tropical juice drink, we both came up with various possibilities on what to do.

I was interested in perhaps looking at police uniform and incorporating the woad in it somehow.

Early stages, but a good first introduction.

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