My inspiration as a designer comes from my Scottish heritage and working-class upbringing. Through design, I hope to make a difference by amplifying working-class voices, encouraging unity, and fostering inclusivity in the fashion industry.
Through inquiry into my feelings about my heritage and class, I've come to better understand myself through design. My design process has developed from deconstruction, drape, and sketch which helped me to explore ways in which I can play with silhouette. Design has, and will be something I will always do, as it is enjoyable for me. I hope others can feel the joy in my work.
As a working-class Scottish person, my heritage greatly influences my designs. My collection pays homage to traditional Scottish fabrics while challenging fashion's unsustainable practices and lack of diversity. Let's embrace our heritage, prioritize sustainability, and create an inclusive, ethical industry.
In this collection, all textiles have been sourced with sustainability in mind. I have made a conscious decision to use second-hand natural fibres or organic materials that are made in small batches. By doing this, I am reducing my carbon footprint and supporting sustainable practices within the fashion industry. Not only are the fabrics natural and sustainable, but they also possess the unique qualities that come with being second-hand or made in small batches. Each piece has its own story and character, adding depth and interest to the collection. In sourcing fabrics within the UK, I have further reduced the carbon emissions associated with transportation. The rib trim used in my tracksuits was made by a family run business in England, adding a personal touch to the collection.