‘Empowered Suffragettes’ is an Autumn/Winter 21/22 collection inspired by the fight for women’s rights from the early twentieth century to the present day.
I wanted to design a collection that represented strong, independent women. My research covered the suffragette protests through to the modern-day female, struggling to be taken seriously in the workplace. Silhouettes and fabrics are inspired by traditional 1920’s men’s tailoring combined with modern androgynous/ womenswear trends of loose-fitting silhouettes with pleated details. The colour palette incorporates the Suffragette badge colours of purple, white and green meaning dignity, purity, and hope.