June 14, 2022

Heart of the Earth

Rachel Hilston

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Heart of the Earth, 2022

Heart of the Earth is my graduate collection for my BA Fashion at Heriot-Watt University. This collection explores the concept of beauty in the destructive force. Inspired by volcanic activity, this collection explores the delicate and softer side through that use of print, embroidery and a variety of soft fabrics. I wanted to capture the mesmerising and mysterious side through flowing feminine silhouettes and interesting organic details. Many details came from in-depth research around the science and beliefs surrounding of volcanoes. I tried to capture elements of colliding plates and colours of lava flow, by creating asymmetric hemlines, layering fabric and hand embroidering organic shapes.