Madison Brabrook
Growing up playing sports that were perceived to be male dominated, this collection explores the breakthrough of women in sports. It considers the socially constructed barrier on what is aesthetically seen as feminine. I have designed for women who do not typically want to dress in extremely feminized fabrics and garments by combining silhouettes, deadstock fabrics, and functionality to embrace this new sense of modern femininity. I explored circularity and transparency through a competition set by GFW x Tencel x Mother Of Pearl, of which this portfolio was selected as one of the winners. I took inspiration from the Tree of Life, the concept of a Family Tree, and the graceful traits of gardeners. I demonstrated ways to encourage closing the loop, discourage the perception of disposable fashion, and produce seasonless clothes designed with longevity and emotional durability. These are all elements that I hope to focus on in my future in the fashion industry.
BA (Hons) Fashion Design