BSC (HONS) FASHION TECHNOLOGY

A Collection that Promotes Safety Within the Sex Work Industry

Prostitution has been practiced throughout history and brought into today’s society in many forms however it is viewed as one of the world’s most dangerous professions. There has been limited research into clothing that protects people from sexual assaults instead no developments that protect sex workers specifically. The aim of this project is to develop a collection that provides safety and defence inconspicuously as well as aesthetic and comfort for sex workers. Research involves an investigation into legislation and stigmatisation surrounding prostitution, statistics involving crimes against sex workers, the development of fastening systems and finally a questionnaire completed by social workers who work alongside sex workers, all to justify an opportunity for a collection to be design for sex workers specifically. The project concludes that a collection for sex workers has potential to be commercially mass produced to be sold in an appropriate retailer.

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Art relating to the stigma behind sex work ~ this image communicates the thought process of a sex worker, negative connotations surrounding the term, and the unfortunate reality that some sex workers face. Artist unknown.

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Inspiration & Colour Moodboard

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Sketches ~ from the chastity belt to a fastening system.

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Final Collection Moodboard

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Photography of outfit 1 - a sneak peak into the projects photoshoot.

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