I am intrigued by the uncontrollable factors that form part of being human, living with the skin we are in and the conditions that can be thrust upon us. My final collection is an exploration of various forms of cancer, a disease that many of us have experienced in some way, affecting the lives of many of my close family and friends, with particular focus on the conditions of mesothelioma, hodgkin’s lymphoma and breast cancer. I have combined a mixture of textural, graphic and detailed imagery, expressing the human skin, what lies beneath the surface and how it changes over time.
The collection aims to highlight a taboo subject, raising awareness of these conditions, whilst allowing a range of women, of all skin tones, ages and sizes to express themselves through different combinations of the layered garments.
The textile print collection, applied to a range of sheer and opaque luxury feel fabrics incorporating the techniques of dye sublimation, devore and discharge printing forms five adjustable and adaptable, layered outfits, expressing the stages of cancer from diagnosis to the condition becoming more visible and aggressive.
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