RLSD: The Statement Hybrid
My project starts with a basic everyday piece - the blazer. My focus was to use the blazer as a base on which I could build a completely new garment upon which still drew references from iconic blazer finishing e.g. lapels, buttons, panels. By drawing on different fashion influences from a variety of genres, I was able to create a hybrid piece that could be both dressed up or down and would survive in a breakneck fashion climate in which trends come and go in the blink of an eye. This speaks to the sustainable aspect of the project which focuses on using leather - trends are discarded, so too is much of the leather we produce. My attempt to create something timeless, that combines tailored elements with streetwear is a response to the ever changing fashion climate.