THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST COLLECTION
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I gained an interest towards winterwear, specifically the safety equipment and accessories used around rock climbing, focussing my collection on men’s sportswear. To establish in-depth research, I explored a range of television shows and books, gaining knowledge in the necessity of safety equipment, primarily related to climbing mount Everest. Inspired by the safety equipment, I contemplated how to adapt the equipment to give it a different purpose in menswear. When developing the ideas into prints, I examined various landscapes and surroundings, gaining the majority of, my inspiration from mountain imagery. I created my print using mountain silhouettes, by drawing out mountain peaks repetitively, created a unique, independent pattern. My research inspired me to use contrasting colours to make the garments stand out. I then continued, on to stand work, which allowed me to experiment with silhouettes, drawing on inspiration from buckles and cords on the safety equipment, constructing unusual shapes, bringing the collection together.