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Photographer : Marina Magalhaes
Photographer: james finniga
London College of Fashion BA graduate 2011
I believe that fashion is part of art. Thus, I believe that people who work with fashion are artists. Until today, I have always been drawing and making clothes for my entire life. I think that passion for his work, and inspiration also, new idea are the most important things for an artist. So I found a very special technical idea. It was using wool.
About my concept, my mind was captured by such charming and colorful corals. Corals take a long time undersea to be created. They were very splendid, but did not look bauble at all.
I added some more unique sea creatures into my concept. The aesthetic views of the Rococo period―which I had been always fond of―, and the clothing that appear in the paintings of Antoine Watteau inspired me to do my work. During my life as a student learning about fashion, I have always wanted to make clothes that could make people happy and joyful when they looked or wore them, and that wish remained the same when I first started to do this work. Antoine Watteau and the people of Rococo aimed a truly joyful life, so I totally liked the concept I had chosen.
My last year's collection they were not simply a piece of fabric. They embraced my mind that I could barely explain in any kinds of language. From the beginning, I was very concerned about how I could make clothes that could really express everything about myself. I wanted to make clothes, which everyone who knew me would recognize that they were mine, just at a single glance. I am a very complicated person that it's even impossible for myself to explain in my own words. So I contemplated to choose the concept that could show all those complicated matters that build myself, including my taste and character.
I realized that the works I finished when before my work I only used my eyes and hands. However, during this collection I finished clothes using my mind too. I hoped to deeply move the people who see my clothes, and please them with joy also they can see fresh idea and colour combinations too.