Rebecca Duff

Textile Design BDes (Hons)

Creating a sustainable print collection for slow fashion inspired by dead nature.

About

My initial concept was to try to create a more sustainable project whilst still using modern print techniques. Sustainability was a really important factor when I planned out my project. With it being such a significant part of purchasing garments, I knew I wanted to find a way to be more eco conscious when creating my final project. I am inspired by the idea of slow fashion and to make luxury good quality samples that can be kept much longer than typical fast fashion. I think it is very important as a designer to make it clear that fashion shouldn’t be a throw away item after a few wears. I want to make it known that a piece can be kept for so much longer. I have chosen to primarily work with silk as it sits beautifully on the body but also has less of an impact on the environment. 

For my visuals I have been inspired by the beauty within dead nature. I really liked the idea of creating dark romantic project that using colours that are deeper and passionate. My main source for my visual inspiration has been dried flowers. I have been using the textures from the flowers to develop my designs. I have discovered that I enjoy layering different screen print processes on my samples to create a rich design.

5 silk and velvet print samples that have been placed on a model to understand how they flow with the body.
Three samples drapped on mannequins. First is a black and white pattern sample next to a red sample in wavy patterns

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