‘Destructed Bloom’ is a reflection of the current relationship between fashion and the natural world. The aim of the collection is to move beyond current visions of sustainability and explore different approaches to the current, failing fashion system. At its core, the collection is based around the values of the Slow Fashion movement, where by there is a return to a heightened awareness of the entire design process. Clothing becomes more about high quality materials, strong design sense and values longevity, rather than fast disposable styles which have flooded the fashion market. Taking inspiration from readings of sustainable design practice, the textiles developed explore the idea of a cradle to cradle life cycle of our clothing. Some of the fabrics are embedded with plant matter as a way of creating colour and texture as well as producing clothing which, in time, will naturally change.
Photography/ Teegan Pack
Model/ Annaliese Griffith-Jones
Make up/ Emma Petre
Hair/ Alana Hoyle