11 Mar 2012

Mulberry BFC Project

The brief was to design a collection based on 'Englishness' and to focus on outerwear and leather.

I decided to research into gardens as a subject. I discovered Lionel de Rothchild and his early colour photographs of his home, Waddesdon Manor.
The photographs depict Edwardian England to be unusually bright and colourful, and so I have used this idea to revitalise camouflage print with garden hues creating floral camouflage. While also softening military outerwear with Edwardian volume and stitch detailing.

12 Jan 2012


This was a self initiated project for the Swiss leathergoods company. The project was inspired by Paris at night and the photographs of Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin in the 1970's.

I started by creating laser cut mesh in nappa leather and developed this into a floral pattern, then placing a floral lining behind to show through. Expanding on the theme of circles, I lasercut my own sequins in varying sizes in black gloss plastic.