Pollyanna was inspired by how we can work directly with and from nature, and takes pride in creating an atmospheric storyline and concept. With this focal point, her main collection explores the similarity in the presentation of women as flowers - comparing 19th century corsets and crystal cut glass vases.
Concentrating on working sustainably with 100% natural materials and using her own natural dyes, Pollyanna aspires to create wearable artistic pieces, deconstructing historical garments and paying close attention to detail and finish. As well as multi-purpose garments focused on circular fashion ideas.
Curiosity with colour and using what is available at my fingertips led me into research of the colour spectrum available with natural dyes - which is very broad and beautiful. Further study was taken into pressing and drying plants and petals, which were then used in collages to create exciting silhouettes and details. The sources for the natural dyes connect to the goddesses attributes and celebrates the iconic connection between women and nature.
Whilst the first project highlights the comparison between women and flowers, and offers the unnatural presentation of each, the second project focuses on a more circular fashion base. Thereby, creating a small collection of multi-purpose garments that promote slow fashion within the industry. Both collection reflect the beliefs and sustainable choices I carry throughout all projects, alongside the use of storytelling as a tool to articulate the issues raised.
Taking elements of each item that made up the story for 'Women as Flowers' and rearranging their readable silhouette and functioning structure.