BA (HONS) FASHION

Eco-Nautical Collection

Whales being my favourite animal was what started the inspiration for this collection as I dived deep into the devastating impact of plastic pollution on their home. Experimentations on plastics and recycled materials lead to fish netting, bubble wrap and recycled fabric being prominent features as I wanted recycled materials at the forefront of this collection. Sustainability was very important when creating this collection, using plastic in new ways and lengthening its life instead of it being dumped into the sea. I aimed to create unique pieces that pushed the boundaries of classic design while still being appealing to the everyday man – helping them to express themselves in new and exciting ways. I accomplished this by using comfortable silhouettes and intertwining them with bold prints and handmade fabrics using non-traditional materials and innovative techniques.

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Eco-Nautical Final line up

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Design research into plastic pollution in the ocean and it's devastating impact.

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Silhouette research and design development - Using sailors and fishermen as the main source of inspiration

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Recycled bubble wrap jacket using leftover scraps of fabric to create a circular design.

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Recycled netting dungarees and face mask jumper with bold skeleton whale lino graph print

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