BA (HONS) FASHION

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Katie Fairgrieve

BA (HONS) FASHION

Collection Imperfect

Inspired by imperfection, COLLECTION IMPERFECT finds the beautiful in the broken. As Ernest Hemingway famously said, “the world breaks everyone and afterward, many are strong at the broken places”. The following garments aim to embody this, using sustainable fabrics and textiles where possible, to create a collection that is not only unique and stylish, but also comes with a story. Inspired by the traditional, Japanese art of Kintsugi which involves rebuilding broken pottery with gold and boro, an ancient mending technique originated from Japanese peasant farmers, the collection acts as a metaphor for embracing our flaws and imperfections. Minimal new fabrics are used throughout the collection, instead utilising and repurposing discarded fabric samples, used garments or old curtains and blinds.

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Research Board- Boro

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Research Board- Kintsugi

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Fabric Board

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Outfit 1

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Outfit 2

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