As a designer, I am inspired by art, newness, simplistic and futuristic things. I love to experiment with new media, shapes and techniques in knitwear design.
There are endless creativity in knitwear design from exploring art, the fabric structure, how it moves on the body. My design process often starts with art and I translate to fabric. I have focussed on very clean & simplistic design but make sure everything is fully considered and technically designed. The garments I have produced are high quality, providing longevity of use.
Mutate to the Future is an Autumn/Winter 23/24 collection that is inspired by viruses and the idea living outside the earth in 2050. This collection are inspired from space suits and space suit underwear, T-1 pressure suit and Klari Reis' artwork. The silhouette are influenced the oversized space suit outer layer and the tight body con ideas came from the space suit underwear. The garments is produced from knitted fabric structure with enhanced stretch and recovery permits full body movement.
The colour palette and texture are inspired by Klari Reis' artwork, which is based on viruses growth. I also experiment with different media to create my own viruses inspired art. This results in a combination of bright colourful colours. To combat climate change, this collection reduces waste by applying a zero-waste fully fashioning method on my knit garment and utilising deadstock yarns from industry.
The body con dress is influenced by space suit underwear. The silhouette of the garment is produced from fabric structure; a knitted rib structure with enhanced stretch and recovery permits full body movement. Inspired by the concept of mutation, this transitions into a mock rib which creates the shape and pattern within the dresses. The round padded shoulders are inspired from the T-1 pressure suit and made to protect people floating in a Space Odyssey.