Emily Dennis is a British born creative, specialising in design. Her work directly stems from her wild imagination and fascination with fantasy, with otherworldly elements being at its core. With her work she aims to show people a different, more exciting world than that in which we currently reside.
Escaping to an alternate world is always where my head is at, either daydreaming or with my face buried in a fantasy novel, I'm always thinking of being somewhere else. I wanted this collection to convey this sense of escapism and fantasy, but in a much more subtle way. Provoking the audience to think about their current perception on reality and the possibility of alternate ones out there.
The past few years, throughout the pandemic, have shown just how much we, as a species, crave to move on with our lives. Whether this be through simply going outside, or travelling to a completely new dimension, escapism was the key element of this collection. It was this more extreme idea of escaping the current reality, to move on to a new world, that I decided to try and convey through my designs.
I wanted to create a collection that really caught this motion of transcending dimensions. Through the use of stroboscopic photography, an interesting multitude of limbs, and impressions of bones being left behind, I wanted to capture the exact moment reality split in two as the wearer transcends.
The namesake of this collection was a heavy influence throughout the design process, both being used to develop the shape and structure of the garments and the use of the print itself throughout the designs. In the final placements of the prints, they were photoshopped into repeat patterns. However, I made sure that the original images remained untouched. Keeping the natural raw beauty the photos possessed when translated into prints and garments.