In the Dollhouse
My Graduate collection was “In the Dollhouse”, it was a collection of women’s wear created in 2009 inspired by two sources; Barbie’s 40th birthday and Japanese ‘Harajuku’ street culture. The two inspirations combined to create a plastic-fantastic doll-like image that was vibrant and eclectic.
Due to the Barbie influence, the collection was created in miniature on porcelain dolls as well as for the catwalk models. This created a surreal and ironic relationship between a women’s wear collection inspired by a doll-like-image that was also replicated for dolls.
Items from the “In the Dollhouse” collection have appeared in exhibitions; Fairfields ‘Frock Shock’ Basingstoke 2009, Dimbola Graduate Show 2009, Southampton Solent University Graduates Shows 2009.
The porcelain dolls were made to order by ‘Ellie’s Doll Workshop’ in Bournemouth and photo modelled by Felicity Trimmer.