I am a graduating fashion student who specialises in womenswear with a textiles focus. My research is a mix of old and new, combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary fashion design. I like to push innovation through the manufacturing of my garments working with an array of different textiles to influence my design process.
Throughout my time at university I have developed a fascination with textile innovations. Lambs wool is an overlooked material, associated with outdated frumpy garments and muted colours I wanted to turn this false notion on its head. Throughout my graduate collection I have pushed to rework the identity of lambs wool, experimenting with bright colours, patterns and methods such as felting to give the material a new look and feel. Alongside this I worked with merino wool fibres to create my own hand made felt, which I integrated into contemporary silhouettes.
Bold, energetic, fun and luxury. These are the words I would use to describe my graduate collection. The research behind my garments centres around a dreamy facade, and the contradictions within society. I have been massively inspired by celebratory military wear, the difficult nature of the job juxtaposing the grandness of the garments. I hope to combine beautiful tailoring with the romance of billowing Victorian silhouettes and 1920s glamour.
The craftsmanship of millinery is an underpinning theme within manufacture across my collection, I have a primary focus on hand felting and moulding shape into my silhouettes taking traditional processes, executing them in a contemporary fashion. The iconic nature on the 1980s clubbing scene also proved to be an influence when researching. I love the obnoxiously bright colours and lively buzz around this period as it inspires me to be bold and fun in my use of colour.
This collection targets an diverse audience with an appetite for bold and striking silhouettes. Colour, pattern and excessive finishings underpin the drama and impact of the collection. The array of dynamic silhouettes accommodates looks for individuals of all ages and body types pushing the bold to be bolder in their fashion choices. This collection is here to make a statement, the pieces encapsulate power and confidence within the wearer, made to be worn at a fantastic soirée or celebration. My customer is all who want to stand out and have fun in their clothing choices, someone who appreciates the craftsmanship behind design with a strong sense of identity. I hope to present a collection of garments which will be reworn and cherished for years to come. Looks will be remembered as iconic. My pieces symbolise moments of electricity within an individuals life, garments encapsulate beautiful memories and how they felt in those exact treasured moments.