Senanur was inspired by her experience through the COVID-19 lockdown. She has designed garments for protection; to ensure the wearer feels safe when leaving their home.
My idea was to create garments with climate adaptability and utility. The collection, Civillian Survival, is made with waterproof materials, protective materials and storage to fulfil the wearer’s functional needs.
After months of sheltering at home and adapting to a 'new normal', we have found leaving home a worrying prospect. The feeling of stepping outside the front door is no longer an unconscious one; we are anxious to leave our homes, our safe bubbles. Civilian Survival welcomes protective wear into everyday life; the new norm. The collection harnesses the concept of functional, future-proof fashion.
My research was inspired by a book on Parkour, “moving through the city, running and leaping. Overcoming any obstacle in your path, never stopping, always moving.” (Edwards, 2009:p.5.). This bears a close resemblance to Civilian combat. The thought of people taking unconventional journeys to travel gives me a sense of solitary travelling; a future-proof approach to avoiding contact with others. The collection, Civilian Survival, explores the relationship between clothing and the moving body.
Through my experience of COVID-19 I’ve felt lost without my mask; we have all depended on them. My garments and accessory pieces enhance the protection for the wearer when not wearing a mask. My collection helps us all adjust to another new normal, the transition from mandatory masks to maybe no masks.