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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Designer at Sea
Harken Performance Wear
Dawn Moore enjoying being here
Dawn Moore designs clothes for one of the world's largest sailing and yachting hardware companies, Harken. Her team performance technical gear is worn by athletes who are expected to defy the forces of watery nature, compete, and look good. This means clothes must be waterproof yet breathable and fit to accommodate spontaneous and rapid movement while remaining comfortable. And for good measure all designs have to be confined to four colors: red, navy, khaki, and charcoal. But limitations focus the creative mind by uncompromisingly pointing to what must be resolved. Educated in London, "I've traveled and surfed the world. I love putting a slightly contemporary spin on my work while keeping true to the beauty of the ancient island cultures." She spent over an hour with us exploring.