THE FIGHT INSIDE THE BODY
Graduate Textile Fashion Collection
This collection takes a personal inspiration from my own experience of recently being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease; type 1 diabetes and how I have managed the condition through the wellness of nature. I became fascinated in learning what was happening inside my body with the change and breakdown of cells in the pancreas. In order to portray the narrative of how the body attacks itself and the importance of restoring order and balance through connecting with nature, other themes such as, beauty & decay, inside/outside, chaos & control and order & disorder are explored through the use of different drawing techniques, scale, collage and colour. This is a luxury womenswear evening collection, where the simplistic and minimal silhouettes of the garments reflect ideas of wrapping and protecting the body as well as providing a canvas to display the chaos of the prints. Each outfit is constructed like a painting where all the different elements of the concept are presented through the construction of the silks, print, colourways and silhouettes. This is a multi-meaning layer collection where I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring and developing this personal concept.