From the artist:
From my experience interning in the Concept Design department at Ralph Lauren, I came to understand just how crucial the initial stages of design are in order to deliver a meaningful collection. ⠀ ⠀ My final year collection focuses on the politics of aspirational fashion as a woman of colour and the art of responsible concept design. My visual language is informed by my Scottish and Mongolian heritage, paying homage to country attire from both sensibilities. I somehow found authenticity in the in-between and navigated my own fantasy according to my vision of timelessness. ⠀ ⠀ A research trip to visit Oxfam’s Wastesaver Factory in Huddersfield further informed my understanding of sustainability, ethics and its intersections. From here I became determined to utilize my voice in fashion to change the way we value our clothes, as the common thread between fast fashion and climate change is over-consumption. ⠀ ⠀ My graduate collection is made entirely from second hand or otherwise discarded fabrics, largely displacing the loss of life, environmental destruction and worker exploitation in addition to confronting our lethal desire for newness, and the people we champion in the pursuit of sustainability in fashion.