I am incredibly passionate about the intimates industry as I believe that attention to detail is crucial in lingerie construction as its beauty is enhanced by the subtle intricacies embellishing its contouring structure. My work is propelled by the strong desire to merge the complexities of haute couture with the delicate intricacy of lingerie. The HYBRID Collection aims to combine the concept of luxury lingerie with the freedom of creativity evident in couture and haute couture designs. Taking inspiration from the principles that define the making of luxury - a mastery of craft and exceptional expertise combined with outstanding precision, attention to detail and remarkable finishes, HYBRID aims to converge haute couture with luxury lingerie to create a ‘hybrid’ in which innovation is achieved through a respect for and revival of hand craft traditions.
HYBRID takes its inspiration from structural and unusually textural forms and surfaces within nature and aims to reinterpret this through fabric manipulation. Combining intricate weaving techniques with textural, unusual pleating to create pieces of interest and intrigue, HYBRID plays on the concept of ‘lingerie couture,’ hoping to bring some of the more extravagant and experimental elements of haute couture into the creation of avant-garde lingerie.
Over the past few years I have interned with London based lingerie companies Aura and Atelier Bordelle, and I have spent two months working for the Amsterdam based Haute Couturier Iris van Herpen. I found each unique experience significant in developing my technical construction skills, crucial in enabling me to realise this collection.