I am a 21-year-old- soon to be postgraduate student studying Fashion & Textiles design at University of Portsmouth. I have a strong ambition and drive to succeed in the creative world of fashion. I enjoy a sense of rule-breaking within my design methods and am inspired by the reinventing of usage in materials. I like to challenge methods and think beyond the rules of fashion. Creativity for me, is my way of communicating whilst surprising an audience, I like to get people thinking, and throughout my years of learning have always been different in the way i tackle a task hands-on. I also believe in furthering sustainable approached designs, being a vital, mass subject that bares room for strong development, creative thinking and movement.
Imagine a world where sports took over and the human race was subject to the survival of the fittest. My collection is a metaphor for the current survival mode of existence, transposing the spirit of winning sports to current modes of life, in which our existence is threatened. The 3-outfit collection takes inspiration from vintage signed photographs of sports players e.g., cricket and baseball, and the roots of the sports equipment. The upcycled worn sport kits gives the collection a sense of nostalgia and creates unique shapes by repurposing equipment to create new silhouettes in oversized features. The muddy, broken or worn football kits brings a sense of rivalry and battle. A blend of diverse sports attire allows the wearer to feel protected, shielded from the world. A variety of sporty colours keeps the collection true to its roots, bright textiles made of a mix of recycled astroturf, discarded sports uniforms and coloured shoe laces, net screen-prints, colourful embroidery and letterman towelling. The Upcycled materials donated by local clubs, friends and family allowed me to be very expressive in the way I’ve designed my collection and ‘SKATTYGAPP’ is my brand name, for the unapologetic way in which I create.