My collection combines my ongoing love of classic and contemporary tailoring, with softer knitwear pieces, pushing the boundaries of what one can achieve with different textiles and fabrics. With a focus on sustainability and tackling overconsumption issues, I used recycled wool suiting fabrics, appliqued on to one another to create graphic new textiles, as well as pure wool yarn, to create bright, geometric knitwear. Colour is incredibly important to my design process, often working with a bright palette and bold prints to create playful, striking clothing, that evokes joy to the wearer.
Thinking about my own identity and values, I began researching different feminist movements such as the 1990s Riot Grrrls and Pussy Riot. Through understanding my own history as a woman by learning about those before me, I used this to inspire my collection, with the aim to empower women. I looked at the 1950s housewife lifestyle and posters, and took direct inspiration for my colour palette, print design and knit patterns, with the aim of making my collection a sort of feminist protest.