A recent Fashion Design graduate at De Montfort University, Sapphire Owusu-Agyeman created garments that looked at conservation and the preservation of our ecology for her graduate show.
Her pieces are floral and feminine and are presented as botanical specimens pressed in plastic which is then used to create the pieces of clothing. The garments, therefore, become moving, wearable display case.
This collection gives recognition to the marriage between fashion and flowers that has existed for decades and that we never stay too far from. A marriage like was seen in Moschino’s Spring 2018 show, Christian Dior’s 2010 fall show and other significant designers going back through recent history.
The cape that Sapphire has created is a reminder of a bell jar with the model surrounded by flowers but encased within.
There is an interesting use of unusual materials and focus on ecology. Beautiful prints create trousers that carry the feminine and the softness through to other garments creating a burst of flowers and the feminin on the runway.