So I’m doing a jumpsuit and basically I’ll be growing plants from the pockets of it. It’s all a bit messy, kind of Alice In Wonderland style, crazy, so we’ve got neon colours, green spray paint… It’s a jumpsuit but I’m doing it for a man, and you wouldn’t really correlate the two things together. My aesthetic is very weird and crazy, colourful and outgoing. I don’t make a lot of sense, and so the garment that I’ve created, and everything that I draw and create, it doesn’t make much sense. It’s kind of weird, and it always changes.
I’m not even 100% sure if I want to go into Fashion. But after doing this, I found I do really like it, thinking outside the box, designing something is what I like doing. When it comes to making, it’s alright, it’s a bit confusing, but I love creating.
This actually my first time making a full on garment. FAD helps so much, like it’s ridiculous how much it helps. Not only do you learn how to use an Industrial machine, you learn how to pattern cut, you learn how to think outside the box, and if your garment isn’t going completely how you planned it, how could you work around it? It’s not all paper based, I hate when things are just all like drawing and writing, and this is more like ‘doing’ – do it and see if it works.
This is a massive opportunity, it’s giving me an insight of literally, where I want to be.
FAD has helped me go down one pathway. Although the pathway might be a bit ziggedy zaggedy, it still goes in one direction. Before this I was always someone who had an idea but could never complete it, because my brain always told me something else. Whereas here, because I knew there was a goal, there was a final point – it kind of got me thinking. I was like “Right, OK, let me do this.”
I’m not like everyone else, I’m very different – but in a good way! You don’t have to follow everyone else, you don’t have to take an idea that they’ve presented to you and follow it exactly, you can go around it so many different ways and make it your own.”