Barbour SS18 lightweight wax jacket collaboration

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Having been commissioned by Barbour jackets Zack Created 14 Starlings from their new lightweight wax material.

Barbour jackets gave Zack the challenge of working with their new SS18 lightweight wax jacket material to create a sculpture that depicts the word 'Lightweight' to be displayed in their store in Covent Garden, London.

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Zack came up with the concept of creating a murmuration of starlings made from Barbour's material as well as paper and wire, swirling in a lightweight manner. The challenge was set for a week and the whole thing was to be time-lapsed for the Barbour website/blog.

Each bird was first made from a wire skeleton, making them hollow and lightweight, yet strong and easily posed.

 Then Zack went about hand cutting all the paper wing and tail feathers then attaching them to the frames to create all the bird's shapes in flight.

Then Zack went about hand cutting all the paper wing and tail feathers then attaching them to the frames to create all the bird's shapes in flight.

 After all of this work was done the next step was to integrate all of the lightweight wax materials from Barbour. These were easy to cut and fun to play with, created in layers of feather shapes glued on top of each other working from the tail to the head. Under the wings was where Zack used the soft corduroy material for a nice contrast when displayed.

After all of this work was done the next step was to integrate all of the lightweight wax materials from Barbour. These were easy to cut and fun to play with, created in layers of feather shapes glued on top of each other working from the tail to the head. Under the wings was where Zack used the soft corduroy material for a nice contrast when displayed.

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 Lastly Gold paint was applied to the ends and edges of the feathers to make them look more like starlings as well as stand out when all flocking together.

Lastly Gold paint was applied to the ends and edges of the feathers to make them look more like starlings as well as stand out when all flocking together.

 The final piece was hung from a handmade wooden mobile frame and took a few hours to get right!

The final piece was hung from a handmade wooden mobile frame and took a few hours to get right!

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