Xenolith designs for a purpose with influence from avant-garde, psychology and surrealism to communicate the subjective and often controversial nature of fashion.
Through achieving a BA in Fashion Design at the University of South Wales, founder Paige Leach, developed an innovative approach to pattern cutting which objects traditional design binaries attached to traditional garment silhouettes.
This reflects the designer’s analytical identity pushing three-dimensional shapes into a psychoanalytical dimension of design to understand the limits of both the mind and body in contemporary embodiment.
The 'Discordia' collection allows women to understand the interior and exterior conflict of self-identity. Exploring the complex relationship between a women’s mental, physical and emotional self through a fragmented and inter-changing exhibition of how women express control through dress.