Chris by Natalie Saunders
Graduate of the London College of Fashion in collaboration with Illustrated People
As a whole piece, the sweater is Chris’s mind. I wanted to express the fragility, beauty and chaos of the locked up mind on the front, during the dark times of when he has been deep in depression and things have felt like they were spiralling out of control. The back is clean, calm, strong and bold, which I see strongly as Chris’s soul and his core attributes. It is also how he feels when he is at peace with himself. Using Illustrated People to print the words (which is how Chris described himself) seemed like a natural choice, because they stand for freedom of expression, and believe in challenging the accepted and the energy of a thought. Chris is an inspiration and I’m very honoured to have worked with him.
Graduate of the London College of Fashion
I really like the idea of deconstruct reconstruct. Creating something new and fresh from something old entices me and, it’s for a great cause!
Menswear Designer at Vivienne Westwood
Junior Denim Menswear Designer at Vivienne Westwood
Founder and Designer of Sia Dimitriadi
Co-founders of Atelier bâba