Amy Walters is a fashion and textile print designer and soon to be graduate from the University for the Creative Arts: Rochester. Her third year collection ‘The Reflective Form’ focuses on the health and safety of construction workers who work throughout the year including harsh weathers and environments. She felt it was essential to create a collection that focuses on protective clothing while adding a streetwear element, in order to be worn as separates or as a collection. These garments have been designed to protect certain areas of the body such as hands and the face. She uses fabrics such as fleece and reflective fabric to create a warm and practical clothing. While also accessorising with hard hats and steel toe capped boots, to help create the overall look of safety.
Amy’s collection of prints have been inspired by the geometric shapes that are displayed on construction uniforms, as well as the health and safety signs themselves. In contrast to this Amy also used texture to signify that a career in construction is disheveled and dirty.
She has combined digital printing, digital dye sublimation methods and knits in order to create a bright and practical collection, while also incorporting techniques of patchwork and embroidery. She uses these combination of techniques to stand out as well as to show that all of these techniques can be used together to create practical yet stylish clothing.