BA (Hons) Fashion
Lucy’s collection is called a Manifested Identity the concept is to explore the reality and the gruesome truth behind sexual abuse. This matter however sensitive needs to be spoken about more as this subject is pushed to the side far too often. We need to be believed. We need support. As a young designer I feel it is my responsibility to use my platform in a way I can express the pain and trauma sexual abuse has caused on people. We need to take more action.
This collection has been used as a blank canvas for voices to finally be heard. The initial idea was for the identities to be anonymous, which has been taken throughout the collection, by using face coverings. My interpretation of these stories has then been hand painted individually onto the garments and the silhouettes are inspired by survivors, subject to sexual abuse.