The inspiration behind this designer womenswear collection derived from emotions & rituals we associate with mourning weeds - mourning clothes.
Contradicting elements battle at one another. Fluid drape of silk jersey is creatively cut with tailored structure. order is unexpectedly combined with chaos and unexpected silhouettes are protective as well as revealing.
Various shades of black engulf the collection evoking a sense of loss & despair. Metallic tones lift the shadows resembling a sense of hope & light.
These innovative luxury clothing have individual personalities & characteristics. The box dress holds all the emotions locked inside its angular and rigid structure, The dislocated coat has weighted shoulders falling forwards in frailty and deformity, and the 'inside out' dress wears all of its seams and inner construction on the outside to be made visible for all to see.
Fabrics include lacquered woven wool, printed silk jersey, leather, silk organza and merino wool.
British fashion designed and ethically made in the UK.
photography by Rafael Kroetz.
Model Sarah Stabler.