Social issues are my core focus as a designer and as an artist.
My current mental health collection raises the awareness of society’s still, deceptive perception of mental health, and my collection uses and channels fashion by placing it in a social context. I skillfully and sensitively showcase and highlight mental health issues and challenges through sculptured
My 8 outfit collection explores the stigmas and the misconceptions surrounding mental health. Each outfit represents a disorder: anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anorexia nervosa, post traumatic stress disorder, and dissociative identity disorder whilst the 8th
outfit reflects recovery.
First hand, I interviewed people with these mental disorders, then turned their experiences, insights, and emotions into statuesque art works to highlight the complexity that rises from a mental health
Using fashion, as a platform to voice people’s mental health experiences holds a crucial contribution to a better world and to a better well-being. The more we engage and talk as a society the more open minded we become on these issues. We must push through and beyond the boundaries of comfort, to educate, and to develop ourselves until the dialogue is nothing but a positive subject.
Asymmetry is a reoccurring feature in this collection to show us that everyone’s mental disorder is unique to them. This is why it is SO important to have a level of understanding and to be open minded with people who are suffering, everyone will deal with their mental disorder in a way that helps them and that is completely okay.