Bianca Mchugh

Contact:
biancageorgia@icloud.com
University/School:
University of Central Lancashire
Location:
Central Lancashire
Specialism:
Award NomineeFashion DesignFashion GraphicsFashion ImageStylingWomenswear
About Me

Hi Im Bianca a Graduate From UCLAN

Bianca’s inspiration for her collection is a fusion between conspiracy theories during the pandemic and Lee Godin, a Chicago performance artist from the 1960s. Her work developed into a mix of faded grandeur and ‘outsider art’.

I wanted to explore the idea of survival and reinvention something that was becoming prominent during 2020 and these were hot topics’ for the outsider artist Lee Godin who I found while researching initial ideas for my collection. Godie would create glamour shoots in a bus shelter with items of clothing that were gifted and found, it was this glamourous randomness that I harnessed. The sense of disorder and chaos crept into my research as I witnessed the world being turned upside down by the pandemic.

INSPIRATION

The narrative of my collection looks at being a survivor of the new world order.

My characters would be roaming the apocalyptic urban cities and rural landscapes collecting resourceful materials to survive. They would happen upon a 18th century abandoned mansion surrounded by decrepit luxury and once lavish, but now a broken environment. It would be the materials they would find in this location that they would reinvent to create customised, slightly decadent survival-wear.

I embodied my muse Lee Godin’s process whilst creating my collection, being resourceful as she would have been repurposing items and making them work for her and using things that I have found at home or been gifted.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

I repurposed found and donated items to create new designs.

This created a randomness that aligned with Lee Godin’s aesthetic. Disorder and eccentricity become main messages throughout my collection appearing in my fabric selections such as flour sacks for outerwear, abandoned bridalwear redefined and moulaged, humble repurposed cottons and buttons, broken jewellery etc. I wanted to highlight the way in which an eccentric but highly creative mind would reuse what we have to hand and end up, in a slightly jumbled way, creating beautifully naïve pieces.

“I wanted to explore the idea of survival and reinvention something that was becoming prominent during 2020"
Award NomineeFashion DesignFashion GraphicsFashion ImageStylingWomenswear
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