The process evolved into a modular approach to design as I explored abstracted organic sculptural pieces that I felt embodied my primary research into natural organic formations and relationships to the female form. Exploiting qualities of stretch enables co-collaboration between the consumer and designer, allowing the wearer to select, style and adapt pieces within the collection, to achieve multiple looks. Co-creation injects a purely human and emotional dimension enhancing the personal experience for the wearer, developing consumer appreciation and a product with a potentially longer life cycle.
Craftsmanship, sustainability, and quality are the core qualities of my collection. ‘Close the loop’ contrasts tradition and modernity, a symbiosis reflected in intelligent and creative use of the 24 shaft Dobby loom and TC2 Jacquard. ‘Close the Loop’ promote the preservation of historical techniques and traditional processes.