My final collection is motivated by sailing, specifically boats and the connections between the ropes and fixings.
The riggings of the boat provided inspiration through their neon bright colours and interlacing shapes. I have used techniques such as macramé to create contrast between the geometric, repetitive shapes and the curves of the rope. The fabrics I have designed are for ready to wear fashion, with a sports wear influence coming through in the colour and intense patterns. I have used a mixture of lurex, silk and viscose to give a luxurious feel to traditional sportswear materials.
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