Doncaster student stuns with new '˜coat to hammock' invention

Fashion student Brydie Raybould-Cridge has created the ultimate in convertible coats!
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Coat/Hammock invention

The 22-year old, from Doncaster, designed a lightweight casual jacket that doubles up as a hammock as part of her BA Fashion Design course at Nottingham Trent University.

It is made from parachute strength Rip-Stop fabric, and unfolds to transform into a hammock. Bungee cords threaded through channelling in the collar, and at the bottom of the jacket, allow it to be attached to trees or supports.

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Brydie Raybould-Cridge
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“I wanted to create something technical but also fashionable,” said Brydie. “In many ways it’s about the novelty of it. But I think the final result looks great.”

The coat forms part of a collection of outwear by Brydie, to feature in Nottingham Trent University’s 2017 Degree Show. The show is one of the largest exhibitions of student work in the UK with more than 1,200 graduating artists and designers.

The hammock coat can be worn on top of a separate Ventile-lined Parka coat, which is made from Ventile 100 per cent densely woven cotton with long staple fibres, which gives it additional weatherproofing functions.

It also comes with a detachable hood.