By using line, bold pattern, positive colour and contrasting yarn textures, my androgynous knitwear collection has been designed to create a sense of joyful play.
Inspired by the bizarre, 60’s optical art and concepts from surrealism, my androgynous collection has been designed to challenge the eye. By using line, pattern and bold colour and very contrasting textures, my aim was to explore the correlation between the expected and the unexpected. Oversized and impractical silhouettes that hand strangely off the body have been designed in an attempt to alter the way in which a garment is worn so that it becomes a game. This idea of clothes changing how someone behaves stemmed from my desire to create joy and happiness. This has also been translated through my use of positive colour. By distancing the collection from convention and reality, I hope to have created something that enlivens a sense of silliness whilst maintaining a contemporary and fresh look.