• Marlene Jordan

The traditional social conditions show gender inequalities. In my final thesis I dealt with the situating feminity in contemporary Japan and why it is still difficult for the majority to go their own way and pursue their professional interests. These social conditions also force men into rigid roles. My final graduation collection combines the Lolita movement and the traditonal image of a Japanese businessman. Each garment has been developed with a different weighting of the two main elements and so each piece stands for itself and creates a strong statement. Different volumes were combined in the outfits, the cute designs seem to limit the almost too big appearing business character. Not only through the different use of pleats and flounces, but also by picking up classic patterns like the houndstooth or the Argyle check is communicated here. The latter has been transformed in various print techniques and complemented by knitting.

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    Graduate Fashion Foundation

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • U

    University of Derby