Sophie O'Donovan is a sustainable fashion designer soon to be graduating in BA (hons) fashion and textiles design from the university of Portsmouth, class of 2020.
The inspiration behind her graduate collection is deeply rooted in up- keeping her sustainable values as a designer. This has resulted in experimentation with innovative bioplastic materials which she has grown herself and used throughout her graduate collection, PURPLE.
PURPLE, Named after the colour of international women's day. A collection containing designs for an active woman, conscious of the environment, with my collection taking inspiration from the functionality and comfort of activewear, combined with strong sustainable elements. A multi tonal purple colour pallet broken up with hints of bronze foil and cool neutrals to resemble the natural elements and consideration of the environment throughout the collection. The careful creation of bioplastic materials have been created from raw ingredients into functional materials which have been turned into hyper-feminine yet utilitarian pieces. The collection consisting of four outfits, sees the use of upcycled wetsuits to create modern feminine silhouettes with additional elements of printed zip pulls and 3D printed buckles created from recycled fishing nets. The abstract print featured across the collection in varied forms is a print developed from details of the surface of bioplastic.