The ‘AUDACITY’ collection was heavily inspired by the Punk Rock subculture. It is about energy, rebellion, freedom and individuality in a world where one should be a ‘good, polite girl’. Looking at renaissance paintings and exploring the change in attitudes over time prompted the concept of merging the idea of Femininity and Punk. Traditional versus contemporary ideology of who the ‘woman’ is, should and can be, is represented using various reconstructing, layering, dying and painting techniques on contrasting, found materials. The resulting outcome demonstrates the fusion of diverging attitudes, whilst incorporating a sustainable element through the upcycling of second-hand pieces.
In the words of Oscar Wilde: ‘It is through rebellion that progress had been made. Through disobedience and through rebellion’.