Steffi Marsh

Fashion Design with Marketing and Production BA(Hons)

Armed with Elegance: this womenswear collection juxtaposes typically masculine and feminine silhouettes and detailing to create a range of hybrid pieces. The inspiration for this collection came from WW11 British Military uniforms, contrasted against Royal Ballet costumes from Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Swan Lake. The colour and fabric palette combine the utilitarian tonal quality and durable materiality used in military wear, with the delicacy in tone and fabrication from the ballet costumes. The collection shows that women can ‘power-dress’ without looking overtly masculine; that they can still be taken seriously with a more feminine and playful approach to their style.