The singer-songwriter FKA Twigs plays a peripheral role in the Creative Arts Epson student, Eden Russell's design.
FKA Twigs is no stranger to the fashion world as she pulls sartorial references from 18th-century high society London (Vivienne Westwood collection) to the halcyon days of New York City’s club scene at the turn of the century (recent Instagram ’zines).
Graduate fashion design student Eden Russell designed a dress inspired by Twigs for the graduate student’s final collection which featured Twigs face on a standout blue knit sweater.
Russell delved into black culture as represented by historical and contemporary figures.
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Other black icons represented in her outfit excluding Twigs are American Muslim minister Malcolm X, entertainer Josephine Baker, singer James Brown, and social reformer Frederick Douglass.
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Russell explained each outfits ensemble widely known black leader over email following the show,
“The outfits are contemporary fashion looks inspired by the iconic staple wardrobe of the time that these leaders were living in.”
Russell crocheted and stitched together second-hand vintage jumpers, which she teamed with pants made from digital prints of Twigs’s concert flyers and tickets collaged together.
Russell delved into black culture as represented by historical and contemporary figures.SOURCE: Vogue
As for Malcolm X, Eden designed to an oversized suit jacket and incase the of Josephine Baker, she translated to a white vest attached with a sheer black skirt.
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Twigs might have already been fashion royalty, but now Eden the direct face of the industry’s sustainable vanguard itself.