I finally get to write about my own collection how insane! I started this blog well it was called ‘the musings of nrc’ then and it was just a platform to document my ‘passion for fashion’ (how cringe worthy is that phrase? forgive me I was young!) and now six years later I get to document my very own graduate collection. graduate fashion week 2015
The title for my collection is (Strength Architecture and) the Feminine and the Feminist. I sought to show that Femininity and Feminism are not mutually exclusive through the use of silhouettes influenced by ideas of strength, architecture and well femininity. It was a way of visually showing my own feminist ideals read that I can be a feminist and show skin, I can be a feminist and sexy I can own who I am as a woman without it taking away the fact that I am equal to a man and deserve the same wage etc. Because of late some people have taken feminism and distort it’s actual message.
The NRC woman to me is strong, smart, sassy and sexy.
Look 1 is a strong silhouetted patent leather jacket with a dramatic collar that echoes strength juxtaposed by a long floaty maxi with a sassy high slit that is all about the sexy.
Look 2 is a Long high neck silk crepe top with a double slit, with a leather belt and cuff I made and lamp nappa leather leggings with asymmetric seams.
Look 3 is a silk jersey polo neck with a suede wrap skirt and dramatic patent panel.
Look 4 a suit made from the most amazing wool cashmere couture suiting.
Look 5 look a floor length wool cashmere coat with high dramatic collar, silk jersey polo neck and super soft Japanese leather trousers with an architectural closing.
Look 6 was a silk jersey dress paired with a suede and patent leather jacket but the jacket didn’t work on this model.
The fabrics I used were Japanese leather, patent pig leather, suede, lamb stretch leather, wool cashmere, Italian couture suiting, silk, silk jersey and silk crepe. I was lucky enough to win an Award from the Worshipful Company of Curriers so was able to source some pretty banging leathers and suedes for my collection.
Below is my collection soundtrack edited by Alex of TheRest.