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From the artist:
Elements of escapism and a displacement of time and place is central to my work, an invitation to fantasy referencing classicist chronicles. The appeal of these visuals stems from an ambiguity of identity and setting, allowing room for the imagination and a projection of personal fantasy. I wanted to investigate the source of my idealized fantasies; what was the connection between my interior procedures and the commercial headpieces I created? As I understood it, my hats were somewhat a refection of who I wanted to be. French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu rationalises how clothes are essential to the validation of abstract concepts of hierarchy in society in exclaiming that garments are “objects of thought that determine...behaviour by motivating it” suggesting that an individual will perform their identity as dictated by their dress, stressing the efciency of dress as a method of power implication and discipline by an authoritarian brand or system. By withholding fashion those in power could alienate and reject individuals from an inclusive ideology, maintaining control of the social landscape. If fashion offers a manifestation of the hierarchy of a society and the authoritative ideologies behind it, I question the potential social implications benign design could inflict if I, as an ethnic minority continue to idealise Western fashions of the upper-class.