The ARCHIVE collection approaches fashion as a means of communication - forms based around pockets, around privacy (or lack of), around expression.

 

Inspired by a research trip to Berlin, everyday when I got home I would empty my pockets, read stamps from clubs, remove stickers from my iPhone. The action of unloading the experiences I had lived that day made me realise how much we collect and how these souvenirs encourage us to re-live the moments which fundamentally build our character. Archiving physical information became synonymous with collecting and storing memories, and sharing these experiences became the starting point of my research.

Exploring the body as a canvas - Initial sketch

Exploring the body as a canvas

Sketches - Textile sewn to paper

Sketches - Pen on paper