My designs are often influenced by colour and texture, this outfit is no different. The skirt reflects my observations on African art, emphasising colour and shapes. The skirt fabric is corduroy giving an extra depth and feel to the garment.  The bead work is hand created using bright colours that contrast with the blue fabric of the skirt. The rounded soft shapes the beads take give a soft look to the overall skirt, with the beads being used in different ways to create 3D textures. The blouse takes a more vintage approach, with victorian influences. The frilled neck, pin stitched pleated front and oversized cuffs create points of interest. With the off white cotton reflecting a more vintage feel.

Model: Sarah Angel

Photographer: Gill Batson

Make-up artist: Ellie Bebbington