Isla Gilbertson

Eminence

Eminence

Eminence

Eminence

Eminence

Eminence

Eminence

BIO

The inspiration for my final collection "Eminence" came from a deer's skull which was given to me as a present. The collection was developed from initial drawings which focused on the intricate details found in the cranial cracks and the impressive antlers. This was then developed further by using post-apocalyptic settings as secondary inspiration. The ominous settings seen in the 1979 film Mad Max was the main influence in developing the collection. My desire was to create an unconventional lingerie collection using unique fabric combinations, combined with unusual shaping and style. A screen print was then created from the drawings of the skull in shades of silver ad pewter. This was hand printed across the collection on leather and mesh.
Eminence is a collection of unique lingerie consisting of statement pieces of underwear as outerwear. The collection is worn to be seen. Intricate pattern cutting with figure hugging curved seams interlink the mesh and leather throughout.

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