Inspired by her childhood dolls, dress up clothes and classic 60’s silhouettes, Beth took deadstock fabric and created her own textiles.
With an emphasis on layering and being able to play around with the different pieces in each look, the playful concept is sustained through the consumers ability to layer and create their own outfits.
Over lockdown I moved back to my family home and was able to rediscover dolls and toys which incited feelings of nostalgia for the chaos of creativity and freedom to use my imagination without care. Made of simplistic shapes and easy fastenings to pull on and off, I wanted my own work to reflect this straightforward approach to dressing and switching up outfits without losing the patterned and coloured elements of my looks that give them their graphic 60’s feeling. Looking into 60’s designers such as Cardin and Quant, I took inspiration from the structure of their pieces and the iconic A-line shapes, as well as the bold graphic patterns.
Bright, child-like colours and the contrast in different patterns lead me on to explore scale and initiated my obsession with the elemental circular and polka dot print, experimenting with the different scales of it. Dyeing and hand painting different samples allowed me to explore what scales and colour palette would work.