This collection has been inspired by molluscs due to their traditional links with Arabian horse adornment and also their rich surface textures.
Decorative equestrian wear has exploded in popularity in the UK over recent years and has become very prominent within the sport. However, fashionable equine wear has never been pushed to become purely decorative, as is so often seen in haute couture womenswear. This collection fills this gap. All aspects are made to measure specifically for the model and produced with pure silk fabric. The pieces are fully handcrafted by myself, including the glass and ceramic elements, showcasing my design and making skills. These materials reflect and draw attention to the fragility of equines, something which is often overlooked by many.
Placements / Work Experience:
Anita Massarella Design Couture
Lou Lou Puchalka Accessory & Millinery Boutique
Competitions / Awards:
Commendation in Bradford Textiles Society Competition, 2016