2018 was my final year studying Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) at Southern Institute of Technology, and as part of our study we designed and produced a Graduate Collection of our choosing to be shown at the end of the year fashion runway show.
My graduate collection, “Only Angels”, was inspired by Gothic Cathedrals, stained glass, fairy tales and played with dark v light, good v evil, seeing the light and finding yourself. It had an underlying message of not believing everything you see, the label you put upon someone could be wrong if you judge by appearance only. You may see one thing, but underneath lies another explanation or version – one you may not expect. I had fun exploring different aspects of each character I created while trying new methods and techniques of construction and designing. As a result my graduate collection was unlike any other, which is good, and I enjoyed bringing a little fun to the fashion runway show.