Motivated by my own experiences in athletics and gymnastics, my work aims to respond to the human body in motion. Functionality, agility and comfort are all key components of my design, developing the collection beyond pure aesthetic.
In addition to high-intensity sports, my work is influenced by my upcoming trip to Mount Everest Base Camp, encouraging the consideration of a different type of exertion and environment entirely.
My design development has involved rigorous sampling, questioning and making informed decisions to present a highly refined outcome. Extensive material development has also allowed for appropriate fabric choices, creating precise and developed garments. As well as this, a range of accessories produced using deadstock, end of roll and garment offcuts. Specialist fabrics include Merino Wool, technical nylon and ripstop.
“Throughout most of mountaineering history, clothing was an expression of what was available meeting the necessities of the environment. There wasn’t much choice. For several hundred years mountaineers wore what they could find. As climbing got harder and more serious it’s tools, techniques-and clothing- became more specialised. Form evolved to follow function.” -Pete Takeda. November 2019
Using deadstock, end of roll and garment offcuts, I created an accessories collection that focuses on function and collaborates with my garments in a practical way.