Elina May Pagett

Elina May Pagett

COURSE: Fashion 2017

Pathway: Design Womenswear 2017

TITLE: Silvana

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Inspired by a beauty pageant in the 1970’s that got ambushed by feminists, “Silvana” is a collection juxtaposing the beauty standards between pageant girls and punk girls.
With super delicate fabric being used for what would usually be harsher silhouettes: jackets & tailored trousers, the punk inspired badges represent that despite their aesthetic differences, the girls all essentially just wanted to be the best within their own male-dominated subcultures at the time. The intense ruffles add a feminine detail, contrasting with the saturated badges to represent my concept. Inspiration for the badges came from 70’s magazines, punk image references, typical girly household items and slogans both from the pageants and the punks.

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