Jane Bowler

Location: London
Website: www.janebowler.co.uk | TWITTER : @JaneBowler
Bio:

Jane Bowler is an RCA Graduate based in London. She was recently announced as an “Emerging Designer” finalist of the renowned annual “WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013”.
---------------------------------ABOUT HER WORK ---------------------------------
She is known for her constant exploration and discovery of new and exciting materials, alongside sculptural silhouettes. Bowler’s body of work is driven by her passion for craftsmanship and innovation within textiles and design.

Her collections highlight her passion to transform everyday materials using unique processes, hand-dyed plastics and heat-forming techniques. Her work challenges the idea of everyday wear, allowing it to stand out on the street without subscribing to uniform.
-------------- PUBLICATIONS, PRESS AND CELEBRITY FOLLOWING ---------------
In the space of two and half years, Bowler has established herself as a celebrated London Fashion Designer. Her work has been featured in some of the world’s most respected publications, has been photographed by Nick Knight and Rankin as well as gaining a significant celebrity following. Her designs are a constant source of inspiration for Trend Forecasters worldwide.
-------------- EDUCATING AND INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION ---------------
The Jane Bowler brand encompasses much more than just a fashion label, by constantly endeavouring to inspire people through lectures, teaching and creative workshops. She works with educational institutions and the eponymous V&A Museum, whilst also expanding on an international level, through the British Council’s recognition of her talent. Her workshops have reached as far as the Philippines and Slovenia.
------------------------------------ SUSTAINABILITY -----------------------------------
Personal interest and involvement with sustainability in Fashion has additionally led Bowler to speak at various high profile industry events, including the ‘High Fashion Low Countries’ seminar in Antwerp.
----------------------------------------- STOCKISTS -------------------------------------
Bowler’s collections are stocked internationally alongside an exclusive range of accessories, which are available to purchase via the Jane Bowler online store.

Exhibitions:

-------------------------------- EXHIBITIONS ------------------------------------------
Jane exhibits her collections 'on schedule' at London Fashion week twice a year, at Somerset House, London

------------------------------ ACHIEVEMENTS ------------------------------------------

*Finalist for the prestigious WGSN Global Fashion Awards, 2013
*Awarded the Sustainable Fashion Award, Royal College of Art

------------------------------------ STOCKISTS -----------------------------------------

*Candy, Japan
*H Lorenzo, LA
*Hatwoman, Hong Kong
*Narcissistic Hero.com, LA

---------------------------- WORKSHOPS + LECTURES --------------------------------

*Textile Symposium, London College of fashion - Invited guest speaker
*Sustainable Fashion Lecture and workshop, British Council in Slovenia
*Sustainable Fashion Lecture and workshop, British Council in the Philippines
*High Fashion Low Countries, Antwerp- guest Speaker for sustainable fashion

*Victoria and Albert Museum, London - regular workshops
*DMU University, 4 day : Fashion and textiles workshop
*Winchester School of Art, Creative Workshop
*The Pingle School, Creative Workshop
*Leyton Sixth Form College, Fashion Workshop
*Blackheath School - Fashion and Textiles workshop leader
*Leyton College, Art Foundation - Lecture and Fashion Workshop
*Nottingham Trent University - Workshop leader
*Crafts Council/Reach out RCA - workshops in schools
*Teacher development workshop, V&A - Workshop leader
*Design Camp 2010, Burlington Danes Academy - workshop assistant
----------------------- JANE BOWLERS CREATIVE WORKSHOPS ---------------------Jane also runs London based workshops for students and creatives during the University holidays. For more information, fine 'Jane Bowlers Creative Workshops' on Facebook.