Autumn Winter 23
“Bryan’s wardrobe” and the garments in this collection are named for the many inspirational hard working men within my own family. The collection follows the journey of a working class man and his family immigrating from New York to the UK in the 1930s, exploring family heritage and an imagined history between the two countries. Using the little information available, a narrative is woven, illustrated through reconfigured workwear and the exploration of fabric techniques. The importance of practicality within fashion is referenced through attention to fabric and detail, where principles of the 1930s are applied to the clothes of today.