From specialising in medicinal lingerie to conceptual catwalk collections, I have been able to curate a range of contour-focused collections to appeal to a explore a range of commercial and conceptual garments with visual and practical outcomes.
Being able to narrow down fine details throughout a collection in order to achieve a successful outcome is my strength; considering attention to all components, colour pallet, fabric application, and technical finishings.
Focusing on a lingerie collection using unconventional fabrics in bespoke tweed, combining outerwear elements creates cohesion in the fun of 60s flower power with the flare of 70s punk. Embracing raw edges gives a nod to the DIY culture of punk, whilst keeping the collection within the micro-mini silhouettes from the 1960s showcases contoured garments in a bold and bright way. Incorporating new trends with classic silhouettes also ensures the customer's needs will be fulfilled without compromise.
Using the famous mohawk hairstyle that punk is so closely identified as inspiration with and my own petal shape studies, I was able to create a print completely original to the concept and design. Experimenting with colour from the florals, and texture and scale of punk to push the flower power punk theme throughout the collection. Using a half-drop repeat pattern refers back to the 60s style of print also makes cohesion in each garment.
Using clips, clasps and zips & chain and safety pins to embrace the DIY culture of punk allows for interesting texture and componentry to be explored. The silver hardware I chose, compliments both combining concepts -flower power and punk- to elevate typical lingerie garment. The silver swivel hooks and rings compliment the silver flakes in the bespoke tweed chosen as well as the main base colour pallet of pink and yellow. The details in elastics chosen to flatter and fit each mesh garment adds shape and style to every aspect of the collection, making each piece unique and thought through extensively. The chains added to the back of the bras, either at the hook and eye, or from wing-to-wing, creates a fun flare to my garments that can be exposed or hidden by the customer. Creating a collection with exploration and texture as a focus has produced an amalgamation of 60s flower power and 70s punk that uses mis-matching fabrics, colours and details cohesively has put excitement back into the lingerie market.