"A Modern Nomad" Capsule Collection

  • Elvira Isenzhulova
  • Georgia Ainley

The capsule collection project explores transformable fashion as a form of sustainable fashion: a way to consume less by incorporating more than one garment and look in each collection piece. Each outfit has transformable elements that can be adjusted and regulated with different types of fastenings. The key collection piece is a reinvented fair isle sweater that can be transformed into a cape by opening the zips inserted into shoulder and side seams. The textile and knit inspiration comes from my cultural heritage - nomadic cultures of Kazakhstan and Central Asia and unique and beautiful textiles produced by nomadic tribes. The transformable technical elements are also inspired by nomadic lifestyle where one has to constantly pack and transport own belongings.