Lewis M Evans

Contact:
lme.evans@hotmail.co.uk
University/School:
Bath Spa University
Location:
Bath
Specialism:
Award NomineeDiversityFashion DesignMenswear
About Me

A driven designer, passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Lewis Evans is a British born designer who recently graduated from a BA Hons Fashion Design degree at Bath Spa University, specialising in menswear. His work derives from a want to subvert the meaning of toxic masculinity by redefining his passion for traditional mens tailoring.

By juxtaposing elements of tailoring with queer culture specifically queer nightlife to fabricate a world in which self-expression and fantasy fuelled thinking can be manifested without fear of the gender stereotyping norms that society has created. A strong focus on drape and mannequin experimentation is key in Evans’

INSPIRATION

A juxtaposition between redefined mens traditional tailoring and queer references.

This collection derives from a want to juxtapose contrasting elements of masculine and feminine attributes, to subvert the meaning of toxic masculinity that is feared by many queer LGBTQ+ members, specifically focusing on the fear of walking home from a night out as a member of this community and the hate crimes forced upon us. Using the terror and restriction of these moments of violation to create an aesthetic that reclaims the power of what it means to be queer.

With a strong focal point on redefining tailoring that will give the wearer an element of strength and power, something I also personally feel when wearing tailored garments. Research into queer nightlife has influenced my target market to attract the members attending this specific nightlife scenes. Nightclubs like the Berghein in Berlin, a queer, secretive nightclub that allows people to explore their wildest fantasies unknown to the outside world around them.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

A juxtaposition between traditional tailoring, queer culture and Berlin nightlife

This collection derives from a want to juxtapose contrasting elements of masculine and feminine attributes, to subvert the meaning of toxic masculinity that is feared by many queer LGBTQ+ members, specifically focusing on the fear of walking home from a night out as a member of this community and the hate crimes forced upon us. Using the terror and restriction of these moments of violation to create an aesthetic that reclaims the power of what it means to be queer. With a strong focal point on tailoring that give the wearer an element of strength and power, something I also personally feel when wearing tailored garments. Along side this I researched and explored the craftsmanship of traditional mens tailoring integrated with references to queer culture to design and create garments that can be layered together as one off pieces to work as an addition to an existing wardrobe to elevate it. I will also be focusing on queer nightlife which will add as a juxtaposition to the strict society of mens tailoring

"It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all it's tainted glory and to still love it" Oscar Wilde
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