Alternative Shoots and Collaborations

Throughout my time at the Arts university in Bournemouth I was very fortunate to be surrounded by a small creative community that yielded many strengths and talents which enabled me to share ideas and collaborate. During my studies I explored many themes, and I frequently reverted back to this idea of self reflection and identity which I championed through all my garments and particularly within my graduate collection "Mother Ireland". Though my style has altered and my aesthetic refined, I think it's important to share how I came to be where I currently am with my work.

"Shrine by the sea" AW 19

A subtraction cut chiffon gown obscured by the immaculate virgin Mary digital print, paired with a wet leather moulded brace. Inspired by traumatic life events at the time, "Shrine by the sea" narrated a tale of loss, remorse, guilt and total surrender in assoication with St Judes Shrine, located in cavalry in Omeath back home in Ireland. I spent many times there, seeking solace and comfort in my faith from the distress that was prevailing my life at the time. Pictured below; model Neisha Rendell poses in "Magdalenes ghost gown" shot by Chelsea Rowe.
Collaborative Shoot With Commercial Photographer Nishil Patel Arts University Bournemouth Alumini

Evoking themes of melancholy and darkness were central to Nishil's shoot and quite a lot of my early garment explorations foretold stories of pain and anguish particularly throughout my second year study at the Arts University Bournemouth. This became the driving force for the shoot which took place on the cliffs of Hengistbury Head. Using the Infamous "Birds" movie as told by Alfred Hitchcock inspired many of the shots amongst tall grass, high winds and grey skies. Pictured below; Lucile Mazeaud wearing the "White cotton birds shirt" from A/W 17, and also wearing "Twisted denim gown" inspired by the works and tragic tale of Vincent Van Gogh S/S 17.
Lucile Mazeaud wearing "Twisted denim gown" inspired by the works and tragic tale of Vincent Van Gogh S/S 17, and also wearing "The Rape of Europa" tailored jacket and draped skirt inspired by Francis Boucher's works A/W 18.

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