Grey area : an area or situation in which it is difficult to judge what is right and what is wrong.
'Grey Area' is a menswear printed textiles collection that highlights and explores the hardships and emotions experienced by young men growing up in disadvantaged areas. Through digital and screen print processes, I have conveyed the physical sense of this mental distortion through glitched effects and purposely warped elements. Damage and distress is communicated through rough textures and worn surfaces.
This textiles collection encompasses the grey area that many young people often find themselves in. Through the promise of comfort and money, young minds are distorted and manipulated. Their vision of what is right and wrong becomes obscured. With high rates of unemployment and little opportunity for up-skilling, the allure of the drug trade and involvement in organised crime, a chance of earning a high income without need for qualifications is offered.