Memories of Dress

The Collection

Memories of Dress is a collection which draws from stories of garment ‘use’, a series of illustrated interviews about our most valued clothes. Each piece of the collection is developed from these stories and takes the key elements of comfort, security, identity and childhood memory. The designs draw from hand-me-downs, modern art and 60s interiors. Functional accessories are intertwined with an abstract, asymmetrical aesthetic.

Garment ‘use’ is a significant feature of this project and our relationship with clothes is considered through illustration, written dialogue and fabric manipulation. Though the relationship we have with our clothing is personal and ever-changing, the simplicity of a worn garment is something we all have in common. Each garment can provide an insight to identity, behaviour, gender differences, age, occupational roles, culture, religion and wealth. Each garment representing a person, a memory or desire. 



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Photo - Rydel Cerezo
MUA - Mikala Monsoon
Model - Grace Dempsey and Martha Horn