“GANGSTERS PARADISE SS21”
This collection focuses on Albania’s underworld culture and modern day representation of the youth. My research looked at how street/gang culture has been represented within music videos, impacting how the youth show off wealth, while much of this part of society lives in poverty.
I drew from music videos, films, and personal images of Albania to create surrealist prints with a rich, modern and sophisticated colour palette for the men’s luxury streetwear market. The key processes used were digital, acid discharge printing, devoré and pigment screen-printing.