POSTGRADUATE

Designed for Relief

I believe, fashion design should be created with real people and their lives in mind. This project has focused on creating comfortable and uplifting garments to protect the skin and improve the mental health of people affected by psoriasis. The designs intend to be able to the skin to protect from self-imposed social isolation, while the uplifting visuals and colours are intended to make the wearer feel comfortable and happy. The styles are suitable for our current styles in society, as fashion, in general, is experiencing a drive towards uplifting garments.

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Rangeboard and Colour Palette

The garments and colours were chosen and developed to create a comfortable and uplifting collection. The garments give the wearer the option to be out in society and take control over, how much of their body is on display.

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Line Up
The final collection consists of seven outfits. The silhouettes of the garments and colours harmonize, so the wearer can decide to combine them differently with each other.

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Outfit One
The cropped top is made from fine and very soft lambswool and knit into the placoid pattern, created for the collection. The trousers are adjustable, so they can be worn very wide, to prevent rubbing on the skin, or fitted. That way the wearer can more easily continue with their usual behaviour patterns, like riding a bike. The blazer enables the wearer to adapt the outfit to a professional environment. The blazer is breathable, made from soft ramie, and satin viscose lining.

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Outfit Two
The dress is made from lightweight cotton, printed with the collection’s ctenoid pattern. The wide cut is protecting the skin from the elements while remaining breathable. The dress also allows the wearer to wear medical garments, without them showing. The waist sleeve and length of the skirt can be adjusted with ribbon in a contrasting colour.

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Outfit Three
The top is made from Pima cotton, with a lacehole pattern in rhombus shapes, inspired by scales. The leggings and jacket have been laser-cut, into organic hems inspired by lichen. The trousers have a bell-shaped hem and an elastic waist. The jacket is tied with a large bow and has layers that have been printed with the ctenoid pattern. The layers of the sleeves move around and have a fun and glamourous side to them, bringing a fun element into everyday life.