by Lauren Taylor

My graduate collection, REVOLT Autumn/Winter 2016 is a womenswear collection based upon protest and riot with an added essence of surrealism.   My research period consisted of topics including female empowerment and protest formed by artists such as Pussy Riot.  The essence of portraying a strong female figure was a crucial factor.  The theme corresponds with the happenings of today’s protest and reoccurring punk culture, making the collection very current and urban.  The digital prints of the collection tie in the surrealistic element and were created for discomfort.  They use varied colour palettes that create statement images, bringing the character and concept of the collection to life.