Jessica Harrington is a Fashion Design graduate from Wiltshire, who mainly focuses on Genderless/genderfluid fashion looking to make a change to fashion gender norms.
I have spent 7 years studying fashion design, and cannot wait to put everything I have learned into practice in the industry. I take influence from all around, art, culture, history, and people, and I plan to be part of the change and positivity of what fashion will be. I am also the Fashanne Paul Smith menswear 2022 award winner.
I started off initially being intrigued with genderless fashion and knowing I wanted to go down that route, which led me to performances like the rocky horror show, which led me down a dark path looking into folklore, myths, and legends, mixed with today popular sci-fi culture and artists and designers that deal with death and grief and complicated emotions, but I soon realized I had no personal connection to these themes and started down the mental health route.
Which then led me to mental health linked to sexuality and self-identity and that was a personal struggle I had personally been through and many individuals around the world go through, and thought it would be important to express through my work. I then started looking at shape and silhouettes, I looked into 1800s lingerie and modern-day bondage and BDSM, plus 1920s men's tailoring, which I thought I could mold all these together to create an interesting outcome.
I created a tailored lingerie collection, that expresses both masculine and feminine traits perfectly blended together with accessories, to create these beaded garments that i am so proud of.