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Crushed cotton and metal Lab Coat

Added Jan 14, 2012

by urbandon

Sydney, Australia






Lab coat from cotton with 5% metal.

Tricky to sew- slides like silk, stretches like fine jersey. The effect (I think) is amazing. Look at it and it crushes, can be folded into a knife-sharp edge then folded out again- could be good for travelling.

Self-drafted pattern.




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Military

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    Feb 8, 2012, 02.05 PMby zaarissima

    once again a great idea and work!

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    Jan 23, 2012, 05.24 PMby martinK

    Hi guy, is there anything more to say? I always look foreward to see new creations from you. Keep on going! I hope to post my new waistcoat soon.

    Greatings from Rotterdam

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    Jan 17, 2012, 10.11 AMby carolyn-s

    You continue to inspire with your awesome creations… and this new piece of complete coolness does not disappoint! Amazing work!

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      Jan 17, 2012, 11.46 AMby urbandon

      Wooo! Thanks so much. That is very kind, especially coming from someone I admire.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 06.18 AMby KazztheSpazz

    Yet another brilliant piece of Urbandon. You’re my favourite on Burdastyle, stay awesome, stay unique.

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      Jan 17, 2012, 11.45 AMby urbandon

      Coming from you, that has made my week. Thank you so much. XXX

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    Jan 16, 2012, 07.34 PMby loulourosa

    Nice coat! This kind of rough style is not something I can make,… I once worked with material with metal, it had copper woven in it. It was a kind of “tefal” used for isolation. It is also used for baking,… But this material I haven’t seen yet.

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      Jan 17, 2012, 11.44 AMby urbandon

      Thank you. I have seen copper woven in cotton but not like insulation- that sounds cool!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 11.25 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Cool coat, once again. I love the shimmer the metal gives the fabric, it looks like silk in the pictures. Great stuff, I’d love some fabric like that.

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      Jan 17, 2012, 11.39 AMby urbandon

      Thanks so much. I love the look and feel of this fabric.

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    Jan 16, 2012, 10.27 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    I work at Cue, the australian womens fashion label, and we occasionally use fabrics that are 5% metal! they are so fun and textured and easy to scrunch up!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 08.57 PMby fashionfreek

    Excellent work urbandon. It does look like a great coat for travelling. Thanks for sharing with us all. Keep up the good work.:-) Very brave of you to use that fabric.Good work.

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      Jan 15, 2012, 10.30 PMby urbandon

      Thanks so much. I love unique fabrics but can not always get them- or at least at a reasonable price.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 06.46 PMby dottty

    Always Mr Cool,Mr Dark and Mr Sexy, you look fab in that coat man jj:)x

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      Jan 15, 2012, 10.31 PMby urbandon

      You are far too kind. Thank you. X

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    Jan 15, 2012, 04.25 PMby nouvellegamine

    this is just amazing as usual. it’s always so exciting when you post projects :D

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      Jan 15, 2012, 10.32 PMby urbandon

      Thank you! It’s so nice to get encouraging support here.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.23 PMby Gurtlamorous

    5% metal? thats new, but another amazing job this looks like it belongs in a 1980’s detective film hehe

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      Jan 15, 2012, 10.33 PMby urbandon

      Thanks so much. If you see this fabric just get some!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 12.04 PMby carottesauvage

    ahh don’t get crushed (only the fabric is allowed to :) ) by a 3 letters comment. Don’t even know what it stands for. I am very curious about this material. Maybe not the office clerk’s favourite (accordeon-like creases on the bum!) Very sleek finish…needless to say!

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      Jan 15, 2012, 10.37 PMby urbandon

      Thanks! I only saw this type of material last year from an Australian designer Nicola Waite. There are fine steel threads running through the fabric. It is almost industrial material. Highly recommended.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 08.07 AMby elguanche

    I like it very much! Have to say, that this is the first coat, I woul wear imediately! Great show!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 07.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    as i have not understood what “ldk” means, i can not go on with this discussion (maybe someone is nice enough to “translate” it to a non english speaking person :-)

    ………to your coat, my dear, wich is much more important: I love it. and it does not surprise, when i say, that your creations are very outstanding. i am again reminded to a very early helmut lang design. this is one of my favorit designer here in germany and i hope to see much more of your things here at burdastyle. thank you for sharing this (i still hope, you start posting your lovely patterns here. – this would be such a gift!!!)

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      Jan 15, 2012, 08.06 AMby elguanche

      idk = I don’t know ;)

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      Jan 15, 2012, 10.42 PMby urbandon

      Thanks Ralf for the kind words. I shall have a look at some Helmut Lang…when I am in Berlin in July!!!

      I shall continue to post things here as it is such a great community on the whole and I feel I am surrounded by so many like minded people.

      All the best, Don

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      Jan 16, 2012, 07.38 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      if you are in berlin in july we absolutly have to meet!! i will send you my contacts via mail!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.03 AMby Andres Pinedo


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      Jan 15, 2012, 03.29 AMby urbandon

      Clearly you were never taught that it is better to not say anything than something rude.

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      Jan 15, 2012, 06.51 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      This is a super supportive community. If you have looked through his other creations and follow him on burdastyle, you’ll see that this very much fits into his style and exploration of fabric.

      When his creations pop up on my news feed i can tell straight away who has made them. If you are going to leave a comment that is ‘indifferent’ then elaborate on why you feel that way.

      You are seemingly a fashion student of sorts, have you ever done an assesment piece and gotten feedback without a justification…

      Urbandon is a great contributor to the burdastyle community and always posts positive and lovely comments. Maybe you should follow

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      Jan 15, 2012, 10.35 AMby Andres Pinedo

      I never said anything wrong with his style first of all. I like it. I love the fabric . And yes I like getting critique. It helps me grow as a designer. If I posted some pics, ya I would like to know what people think if its bad or good. You guys took it the wrong way. Like completely. Maybe Idk is a bad thing in your country lol who knows

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    Jan 15, 2012, 01.57 AMby wardrobe-cat

    As usual… Super Cool. Where did you get the fabric?

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      Jan 15, 2012, 03.27 AMby urbandon

      Remnant warehouse- Sydney.

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      Jan 15, 2012, 06.24 AMby wardrobe-cat

      Thankyou. Obviously it just caught your eye on the bolt. I love it when the fabric goddess colludes with the pixie of inspiration ;)

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      Jan 15, 2012, 10.48 PMby urbandon

      The slight shimmer caught my eye and I had to buy all they had! Which wasn’t that much- 6 meters but the price was surprisingly good. Tessuti had a lightweight cotton/metal but it was like $60 a meter.

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      Jan 16, 2012, 06.50 AMby wardrobe-cat

      Ahhh… “I’ll have the lot, please.” One of the funnest, most indulgent statements a sewer could ever make ;). Have you got something in mind for the remainder?

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    Jan 14, 2012, 11.17 PMby RenaissanceBombshell

    I love your coats Don – they’re art! I’d love to go to an exhibition of your coats in a gallery.

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      Jan 15, 2012, 03.27 AMby urbandon

      Thank you so much for the kind words.

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    Jan 14, 2012, 11.17 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    amazing! I adore your work!

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      Jan 15, 2012, 03.27 AMby urbandon

      Thanks so much!

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