Wendy Andreu has devised a system for producing water-proof fabric. She makes these items of clothing without sewing or cutting patterns. Called ‘Regen’, the fabric is double-sided with water-repellent latex on one side, and cotton rope on the other. Regen products are made by coiling the rope around a laser cut steel mould and covering it in latex. Where the dark latex seeps between the light rope it creates shading and textural detail that make each item unique. All the moulds can be used multiple times without any loss of quality, adding to the value of this innovative sustainable tool and material.
Regen won the Public Prize of the Fashion Accessories Competition, Festival de Mode et de Photographie (Hyères, France) and the Dorothy Waxman Textile Prize during the New-York Textile Month.
Text: Wendy Lubberding
Graphic design: Francesca Biagiotti
Pictures: Ronald Smits
Models: Thomas Ballouhey, Marija Dondovic, Misha Gurovish, Floriane Misslin.