The Honey Trap Inspiration

Posted by on Monday, 16 May 2011


Hope you are all well! Its been a while since i last blogged but i promise to make sure it becomes a more regular occurrence now that i have a bit more time on my hands. I have been working on a new collection over the past months and the next few posts will be documenting my work from inspiration through to the final garments.

The Initial inspiration for my new collection came from the Exposed: voyeurism, surveillance and the camera exhibition at the Tate Modern. Exposed offered a look at pictures made on the sly, without the explicit permission of the people depicted. This exhibition led me to look into espionage and most notably, the lives of well-known female spies including Mata Hari, Josephine Baker and Noor Inayat Khan. Further research showed many spies were hired to seduce their target (this method is known as the ‘honey trap’) With this in mind i wanted my collection to be quite seductive and colourful to represent the colourful lives of the women i researched.

Spies who were caught often ended up in concentration camps or were killed, i decided to design my own prints based on the enigma machine and incorporated chains, barbed wire and stripes to give it a more sinister feel.( i will be doing a post showing the prints soon). The collection was also influenced by 1940’s fashion. 

The collection has been designed for spring/summer 2012 is made up of lingerie and nightwear pieces. 

More to come soon


One Comment

  1. Sound pretty exciting! Can't wait to see more details :-)


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