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Brief Published: 25 Aug 2011

Rainbow Winters: Reactive Clothing


The brilliantly named Amy Konstanze Mercedes Rainbow Winters skillfully cuts printed fabrics that react to the environment and designs fashion rather more sophisticated than the iconic Hypercolor T-shirts of the 1980s. Her A/W 11 Rainbow Winters womenswear line features colour-changing inks that glow and respond to external elements such as sunshine, UV light and music.

The British/Swiss designer studied theatre design at Central Saint Martins in London before starting her own fashion line of clothing and fabrics. Fabrics such as silk and satin are printed digitally and by hand with special chemically-treated inks, showing geometric motifs. Taking inspiration from artists such as Picasso and Kandinsky, she also creates bespoke pieces for the entertainment and advertising industry.

Rainbow Winters is stocked at Wolf & Badger and 123 Bethnal Green Road in London, with prices starting at £28 for a sun-reactive flower corsage.

Rainbow Winters