Catherine Hudson

United Kingdom
University / School:
manchester school of art (mmu)
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Production Location:
united kingdom
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Collection – Study

This collection is a further investigation in Constructivism and is designed for function, with the aesthetic showing in how the garment is used in every day life. I have looked at clean lines, primitive shapes and primary colours to draw attention to construction, purpose and, for the first time, high active sports material/ interlinings. And is a study of focusing on my core design position. Elements 1970's menswear is inspired by the photography of Colin Jones and Yasuhiro Ishimoto, which is translated into large collars and sharp pocket detailing.
Leif Erikkson is based on the constructivist function and seeks to utilise alternative sources of materials and textiles to tailor coats and jackets, which stand as a fair and confident statement against the wasteful habits in the fashion industry today. Leif Erikkson respects the craft and workmanship at each stage of the design and manufacturing process, but understands the meticulous detail needed in creating the perfect outerwear garment. This is instilled in the DNA of the business. Leif Erikkson is a paradox between constructivism and comfort. It is a second skin for the customer to express their personality and spirit. This is an extension of oneself, not a covering. That’s why it’s resilient, practical, unique and beautiful. It is perfect both in function and form; much like us as people. Leif Erikkson is a step ahead, forward looking. Not leaving the customer behind but inviting them to come on a unique journey. To be ahead and not a follower.