Haute LED

London fashion designer Jane Bowler was recently honored as “Emerging Designer” finalist of the renowned annual “WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013.” But we feel that “emerging” is too passé. She's already here.  

This fresh, young designer has an unmatched passion for pushing boundaries by discovering new materials and shapes in ways that are visually striking. 

Her unique discovery process has led her to the creation of wearable designs not for the faint-hearted. Trendsetters can mix and match her edgy pieces featuring everything from hand-dyed plastics, to heat-forming procedures, to LED lights and - of course - all created with sustainable design practices in mind. 

Check out some of Bowler’s select looks below, which are a far departure from other designers’ lowbrow results at attempting to create wearable art that looks and feels highbrow.