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The student riots at the beginning of 2011 acted as a catalyst of sourcing inspiration for the AW11/12 collection ‘Woman of Mass Destruction’. Imagery of the demonstrations bore a great resemblance to the miners revolt against Thatcherism, who in turn acted as a muse. Love her or hate her; Margaret Thatcher epitomises a woman of power, strength and determination embodied in the collection’s atomic silhouette, monochromatic palette, industrial details and clean lines. The body’s contours are streamlined by the fusion of garments, notably the leather all in one suit and the ‘troots’ that combined a trouser and boot all in one piece. The mushroom cloud silhouette was achieved through the complex cutting of a ‘uni-sleeve’ while foiled black leather was used to represent the shimmering of broken glass.
About the Designer
Liam is based in London, United Kingdom. He studied at University of Westminster and graduated in 2011. His collections are produced in United Kingdom.
Born and raised in Northumberland, Liam moved to London to complete his BA(Hons) degree at the University of Westminster in 2007.
Subsequent to working with the fashion desk at the Daily Telegraph he spent a year in New York at US VOGUE and Marc Jacobs.
Liam enjoys all areas of the design process from tailoring and cut to print and fabrication.
His knowledge of the fashion industry is comprehensive and diversified after gaining experience in the fields of design, editorial, direction, photography, styling and public relations.