The collection is titled ‘Potter. Painter. Poet.’ and is based on the field of Ceramics, drawing inspiration from the working process of potters, and the transformation of the materials they use throughout this process, both in terms of form and texture. Saskia Roberts attempted to mimic the different textures of clay and ceramics on to and into fabric. For instance, the slippery feel of wet clay, the matt and powdery surface of dry fired clay, and the glazed effect of finished ceramics. Through a combination of organically formed silhouettes contrasted with more functional garments inspired by potter’s studio workwear, she is aiming to create clothes that are sculptural and wearable with a hand-crafted quality. The garments play with the idea of the fabric dictating the form and the notion of a ceramic ‘vessel’, so that there is a space between the body and the garment, and it looks to be holding up itself rather than being held up by the wearer.
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