My final project ‘MYND’ is inspired by my experiences with my mental health and what goes on inside my mind, using my prints and silhouettes as a way of expressing this. I am big fan of the early 2000s fashion and music scene. I was inspired by rappers like 2pac, biggie and eminem and what they wore and what the time was about.
I have always had a huge interest in print design and oversized clothing. I wanted to make my prints relate to mental health and my own personal experience with it , which many people can relate to but expressing this through my collection/garments through print then using my silhouettes as a inspiration from the early 2000s and bringing them both together.
My aim for my collection was to consider sustainability. Not through the upcycling of existing garments but to create new garments that could be worn in a multitude of ways. That led me to explore the concept of 2 in 1 garment. Using zips to give my garments dual function using technical details in particular 3D pockets and Zips.
When selecting the fabrics, I wanted for my collection I used the colours from my print development to find fabrics that would complement them. As my collection has a utility/streetwear feel I looked for fabrics that were not only heavy-duty but also breathable and waterproof so it would Keep to my aesthetic of my idea and collection behind my garments.
I wanted the main details of my collection to be zip and pockets as I liked the utility style clothing and wanted to use the utility style in my work. And with the 2 in 1 idea of my garments the zips worked well with that idea as I created garments that can be zipped off so they can be a new garment and have another use for it then the pockets where also part of that idea. I loved the look of the different coloured zips and what they could bring to my garments.