Survivalist: Adapting to Change
"Survivalist: Adapting to Change" by Emi T.
Emi's a 2020 fashion graduate from University of Arts London, she is the Mead Final Project Awardee for creating this collection of garments with a social mission.
This collection explores ultra-functional and adaptable outdoor-wear, entitled 'Survivalist: Adapting to Change'. Consisting of predominantly transformable garments, designs aim to provide wearers versatility, comfort, and relief in challenging, changing environments.
Although the target markets for Emi’s Survivalist collection are campers, explorers, festivalgoers, backpackers and everyday commuters, her designs were originally inspired by her own experience of homelessness. Because of this, Emi wants to support homeless and displaced communities and plans to launch a social enterprise after graduation, which will train and employ homeless people into the production process of her clothing brand. She has been accepted to the Centre for Fashion Enterprise’s 6-month coaching programme to help her to launch her business.
Emi's journey, innovation, and creativity embodies "resilience." Accepting the situation, setting a goal and direction, and with a positive outlook moving stealthily towards it, knowing better days are ahead.
"Resilience to me defines an individual's ability to come out from despair stronger than ever, through sheer determination. A resilient person will not allow their failures to define them, but the journey of how they overcame those failures." - Emi T.