This is an exploration of femininity, gender and sexual identity. Investigated through the use of apparel, colour and pose.
The collection was inspired by stereotypical gendered clothing and silhouettes. Taking American 1950’s fashion as my main influence. Looking at the details and undergarments which create such boundaries. Exacerbating and deviating them away from their origin. Playing with what it means from a women to wear mens clothes and a man to wear womens clothes.
The shoot is an exploration of beauty, fragility and power, referencing Greek and Roman statues, as one of the first portrayals of posed beauty. The PreRaphaelites and their viewed female fragility and their fatality with unrequited love. Drag and the power of self objectification.