The collection Philomena, is a Resort Collection. Inspired by the Sicily, Italy and the importance of bringing story back to clothing. There is an emerging gap between consumers and their clothing. This collection, Philomena, aims to close that gap by giving our clothing a meaningful story again, making it less disposable. I gave this collection my story, a swimwear / resort collection with a strong focus on vibrant patterns inspired by the white and yellow flower of Sicily,
The collection Fiore, is a Spring /Summer collection developed with an eco- conscious mind. I created pieces that are versatile for the everyday Spring/ Summer look using all natural fibers and eco- friendly dying methods . I also pulled inspiration from the ideas of Alchemy, given water, air, earth and metals are all elements used in eco-bundling and felting. I think that felting textiles straight from the fibers of the animal, without harming the animal, and creating dyed fabrics with something as simple as a flower, invokes the same magic + science ideas held in Alchemy.
A FEMINIST APPROACH TO THE FIFTIES
Victress, A Feminist Approach to the Fifties, takes a twist on a time that wasn’t a high point for feminist history. This collection combines the feminine elements of the fifties with the functionality aspect of the modern working woman.
Demolition.... of or relating to tearing down or demolishing. While focusing on the concept of demolition and the study of taking apart of things, in order to understand them, I was able to do an in- depth study of new silhouettes and construction detailing. With a neutral color palette, including the addition of some innovative reds and golds, I developed a collection for a new modern woman. Structured pieces, paired with distressed knits and crinkled layering.