'In Absentia' is a womenswear collection that is a retrospective of my Grandmother's life. Through an exploration of shared interests, family heirlooms and family photographs, I look back on my Grandmother’s life as an adult and build a relationship that was never able to come to fruition.
As she was a furrier and a collector of fashion, I began the process of studying her collections and garments, which took me on a journey of inspiration. Construction and tailoring were major influences obtained through exploring my grandmother’s archive. I infused these classic inspirations with a vibrant, flamboyant spirit that encapsulates her personality. The collection uses crisp cottons and long-pile faux fur as a nod to her career as a furrier. It incorporates panelling and wadded sections to create structure and silhouette.