Conspicuous Camouflage //
British Fashion Council Sponsored Design Brief //
The collection of outerwear for iconic British heritage brand Burberry initially takes its inspiration from the paintings of World War I artist William Orpen. Dazzle camouflage was used as a defence mechanism on World War I ships and often featured in Orpen's pieces.
Designed by Norman Wilkinson, its contrasting colours and shapes, interrupting and intercepting each other, were the inspiration for my panelled geometric shaped coats, stitch detailing featuring on some designs along with a re-worked version of the signature Burberry checked lining within the garments.
The brand that originally existed as a functional garment maker has now achieved equal success, becoming one of Britain's most successful and established fashion houses. This capsule collection of outerwear was designed to emulate that with each piece being fashionable and functional.