Megan was inspired by the rising Genderation, who are breaking down the barriers of gender. Gender neutral design became a passion after writing her dissertation exploring the the history of gender repression and the lack of diverse genderless clothing available.
I wanted to convey a message of not dismissing masculinity and feminity but appreciating both identities and melting them together. Thankfully, as time progresses so does society and we need to continue to strive for not just a more for a more accepting society, but a community in which gender non-conforming people can thrive.
When researching gender neutral collections available, I was faced with t-shirts and jeans - not very exciting. In this collection I wanted to delve deeper into gender expression and what fashion meant as an art form. To stray away from the staple items of clothing that everyone wears anyway, meant pushing the boundaries of gender. Whereas, I don't see anything I've done as pushing boundaries - merely designing what I would like to see in gender neutral clothing.
Further inspiration came from my exploration into ceramics. Creating these strong but delicate art forms conveys the message of gender identity/expression being an empowering but fragile part of your life. Exploring a different practice into my fashion degree became staple in building my concept and designs and helped me in my journey to understanding fashion as an art form.