Scarlett Rose Brimble is a fashion and textiles designer specialising in plus-size design, with a goal to create bold and bright garments that empower women to feel confident in themselves and their clothes.
With lack of representation in the industry, the collection “Honey, I’m Home…” is a direct call to action that plus-size fashion does not have to be shapeless or boring. Embracing vibrant colour and kitsch pattern, a maximalist’s dream; garments combine techniques such as machine embroidery, screen-print, punch-card knitting, digital print, and dyeing methods to form unique textiles that scream more is more. Celebrating post-pandemic life with its freedoms to live boldly without the restrictions of the dullness that comes with the plus-size fashion normality.
‘Honey, I’m Home…’ is a plus-size collection designed to celebrate the female figure through vibrant colour and kitsch pattern. With conscious elements throughout the collection with the use of end-of-roll fabrics, deadstock and natural yarns, and vintage fastenings. Incorporating sustainable aspects into plus-size fashion was paramount to the designer as it remains a rarity within this side of the industry.
Conceptualised from the regression of gender roles during the COVID-19 pandemic to a time reminiscence of the 1950s. With women undertaking the stereotypical role of ‘house-wife’, allowing their male counterparts to focus solely on becoming the ‘breadwinner’. Utilising body-scanning facilities and Clo-3D software to produce a range of digital avatars to experiment with pattern cutting techniques before manufacturing 2D toiles, working closely with plus-size models for consistent input and adjustment.
This image shows a textural knit I developed that was used for a ribbed midi skirt design. Using natural fibre and dead-stock yarns to form striking and unique textiles that empowered the wearer was my goal not only for this garment, but the entire collection. Due to the lack of sustainable fashion for plus-size women, they are often left with very little choice if wanting to be conscious in their wardrobe. Integrating sustainability throughout my garments allows women to have access to kitschy, colourful clothes whilst also being sustainable.