BA (HONS) FASHION

COMPOSITION MMXXI

“COMPOSITION MMXXI” was inspired by my favourite artist Wassily Kandinsky. I used Kandinsky’s form abstraction to create my own prints which communicate the sustainability issues within the fashion industry today.
Whilst every era in history faces its own challenges and difficulties, the threat of climate change is a uniquely 21st century problem, and there is much we can learn from the way that our predecessors used art and creativity to further activism and ideology.
Every piece in my collection is made from up-cycled materials, such as bed sheets, table cloths and towels, that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Each sustainability issue used to inspire my prints was addressed in my production methods, creating a truly sustainable collection. In the form of natural dying methods, hand painting and innovative fabric manipulation techniques, colour and shape are used as forms of expression to challenge reality as Kandinsky himself did in his own “composition” series.

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Collection moodboard

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Outfit 1 created using up-cycled table cloths. hand painted and naturally dyed using turmeric , walnut and oxidised logwood

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Outfit 2 trouser and top made from up-cycled towels and naturally dyed using walnut and oxidised logwood

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Outfit 2 coat and bag, made from up-cycled bed sheets. Hand painted and manipulated using chicken wire

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Outfit 1 photographed around the old hotel linen used to create this collection

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