Francesca Power
Inspired by the peculiarities of Hieronymus Bosch’s 1515 work 'Garden of Earthly Delights', my collection explores the mystery of the "unseen realm": perfection to disruption, peace to corruption. The collection revolves around fantastical armour for the angels guarding the "TREE OF LIFE". Alongside undergrowth, strange botanical florals and Fibonacci’s pattern in the Garden of Eden then digitally mutating into darkness. Working with bio and natural materials with the idea that everything is biodegradable and can return to the Garden it was forged in. I spent a year in industry working for Miss Sohee on 3D sculptural couture pieces and alongside Liberty, developing floral accessories delving into their rich archive. This mix of experience influences my design, with final pieces being tailored for a performance setting: accessories lending itself to the fantasticalness of the concept and a romantic reaction to the age of the digital, promoting a return to the natural and the spiritual.
BA (Hons) Textile Design