Celine was originally inspired by images of her and her Mother in light therapy rooms as a child.
As a child me and mother visited Light therapy rooms as an outlet for our worries whilst undergoing a difficult time of our lives. These rooms were covered with excessive amounts of fairy lights and bubbling water lamps (which today I would see as quite tacky) and tranquil music.
These images gave me a sense of nostalgia, remembering how important these escapes from reality were. The vibrancy of these rooms inspired me to incorporate fluorescent colours and clinical whites within my collection. Whilst doing further research I came across a range of Immersive exhibition by Teamlabs in Japan. I loved how they had used digital lighting to create a sense of mood and tranquility, something in which I wanted to feature in my own collection.
This exhibition imagery influenced me to experiment with mixed materials such as resin, glow in the dark pigments and monofilament and knitted fairy lights. I decided to create a range of fabrics that would create a different appearance in different lighting in aim to create a sense of mood similar to an immersive and intriguing exhibition and or experience.
I wanted to create a range of stitch and structure with light focused features together with timeless silhouettes.