BA (HONS) DESIGN FOR TEXTILES

Folklore Dreams

Folklore Dreams is a collection of genderless fashion fabrics inspired by Scottish folklore conveying ideas of escapism and storytelling.
Through the discipline of knitted textiles, my collection aims to push the boundaries of genderless fashion. Unisex apparel often comprises neutral colours and simple silhouettes, however I believe that a more playful approach allows for greater self expression. By combining traditionally feminine and masculine attributes, I can create something that defies labels using my knowledge of knitted fabric qualities and eye for detail. Techniques such as frills and lace capture the light and floaty elements which have been directly inspired by my theme. Hand knitting and metallic yarns add contrast and decorative qualities. My collection will join the move towards less binary fashion which is currently gaining momentum. Continuously building on my professional approach and innovation, my project aims to contribute to this changing conversation.

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Coupling the monochrome approach of traditional menswear fabrics with the detail and intricate structure seen in womenswear.

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Collection illustration

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Shima fabrics

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Partial sheer ripple with frill cuff

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Garment combining hand knit, machine knit and Shima designs

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