BA (HONS) FASHION

My Big Fat Queer Wedding

My Big Fat Queer Wedding

Entering into the world of fashion has showcased the impact of design and the power it holds to solidify identities or question them. My queer sexuality protrudes into my design identity through learning how to create gender inclusive clothing and evolving a more morally and inclusively aware approach. Sustainability being a driving force behind the collection, the pieces are a mixture of reworked wedding dresses and suits alongside sustainable fabrics. Beginning my collection revisiting and researching moments in LGBTQ+ history, moments that changed my perspective on what being queer even was for me whilst acknowledging the privileges I have today because of these historical landmarks. The collection ultimately exposing the core of my sexuality, a physical representation of what being Queer means to me, resulting in a collection portraying my communities horror filled past in a romantically Queer love story.

Rebecca Connor.
BITTER HOUND.

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The research producing a strong vision of how to fully represent Queer individuals and how I can bring our troubled history into a bright love filled collection.

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By exposing the heteronormativity surrounding marriage and wedding attire I designed a collection of wedding inspired garments that showcases our gruesome history, poke fun at gender norms, all whilst having a playful camp aesthetic.

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Garments range from dresses to suits, all having traditional gender removed, then inserting back in a fun queerer way.

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The collection created through the freedom of draping on the stand alongside an equal balance of unconventional tailoring techniques.

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A collection inspired by my journey of self realisation and identification of being Queer, taking influence from Queer history and resulting in a symbol of love for my community, a queer wedding.

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