“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson
The answers we seek are never found at home.
And so, we move away in search of a new beginning, to a new place perhaps, to find a sense of belonging, to prove our sense of worth.
The urge to migrate towards bright lights does not always lead to illumination. Darkness breeds a permeating clarity, which presents us with what we already knew.
Our journeys are diverse in the search for enlightenment; the path to our objectives becomes indistinct; yet we persist.
The everyday, beyond all, is the greatest work.
Although AW15 might appeal to the strong in spirit, its inspiration is the everyday. The metropolis built on foundations of illusory dreams and idealistic aspirations engulfs ones initial optimism.
Predominantly black and white AW15 demonstrates my preoccupation with returning to something strong and defined.
Pieces such as the Nylon paneled bomber jackets adorned with taped D-rings and Zip pocketed low slung shorts embody endurance. There is an athletic and physical sense to the pieces, I wanted to create flexible garments that allowed ease of movement, using lighter- weight fabrics such as nylon.
Other inspirations came from Rucksack strap detailing such as air mesh fabric- reformed as body harnesses; which further references my intrigue with survival and strength. The intention behind the fragmented pieces such as the nylon bomber sleeves and the slash back crop tops were to create partial- garments, outfits you could assemble and build up in layers.