All my collections have come from a very personal place, that being trips, favourite films and childhood memories. I think its so important to use your immediate surroundings and memories to represent your personality and individuality into your work.
Several of the collections hold a sustainability element, which is so necessary in todays fashion climate. Across the collections, I have explored the recycling of boat sails whilst looking at second hand knitwear/embellishment. I think its important to reuse unconventional materials and objects as they can hold such beauty and longevity.
My first collection is inspired by trip to Copenhagen. It explores Danish fish markets and abstract expressionism in the 1930's. I believe abstract art represents the effortless lifestyle of Copenhagen. The second collection explores my childhood and fascination with collecting objects. I have linked this to Bohemianism, exploring bohemian clothing, to form a modern bohemian. The collection is inspired by make do mend, patchwork, clashing prints and unconventional embellishments.
The third collection is inspired by my love of horror films- in particular American Psycho. It explores the underlying message of the film which focuses on multiple personalities of individuals. The silhouette combines the New York elite in the 80's and prisoner attire. The final collection is inspired by my childhood having holidayed in Isle of Wight and growing up in Devon. The collection explores the movement of sails and parachutes, surface detailing, zero waste, sustainability.
For each collection I created my own prints digitally whilst hand painting prints for one collection, inspired by Danish fish markets and abstract expressionism. I have also explored recycled materials which have been incorporated into my modern bohemian collection, which included sourcing fabric from second hand shops. Additionally I explored recycled sail fabrics from a future fashion fabric. Furthermore my sail collection included zero waste and subtraction cutting methods, which provide lower wastage, which I feel is very important for the industry to integrate.