My final BA Textiles Design, 'The Allure of the Chimera' is eclectic collection that reflects my passion for the mysterious monstrous Other woman and my love of exuberant knit, colour and texture. I wished to invoke symbolism in my collection in homage to the myth and the monster.Inspired by Medusa, I created strange symbols using drawings of snakes which invoke the curious work of Cathy De Monchaux. This imagery was developed into crown-like headpieces imitating Medusa’s hair, as well as earrings, brooches and glasses.

Photography by Marc Hankins, modelling by Tschan Andrews