“No biological, psychological, or economical fate determines the figure that the human female presents in society; it is civilization as a whole that produces this creature, inter mediate between male and aunuch, which is described as feminine” – Simone de Beauvoir
My graduate collection engages with the female body and the moral consequences of contemporary voyeurism. I took particular interest in the notions of provacy and the effect they have on a person, especially physical privacy in relation to body image. Theme of isolation and identity run through the collection. Physical wrapping influences the designs. Skin is suggested by use of latex and quilting techniques are used so clothing resembles a safety blanket. Circles represent a cocoon, a space of safety and warmth. My personal aesthetic tends to have quirky detailing and handmade aspects; however my collection is also influenced by minimalism. This reflects a practical beauty and creates edge.