This is my "Border Lines" SS12 swimwear collection I designed and constructed. It was inspired by Indian and Pakistani trucks. They caught my attention when I was on exchange in India for a semester studying fashion and have been infatuated with them since. I am fascinated by the bright colours, craftman- ship, motifs and concept of the whole truck art.
I developed this project with the concept stemming from everyones need to express self-identity. The eclectic and colourful expressions found on the truck art are an outward reflection of the trucker's lifestyle. The drivers or company decorate their truck to express their identity, their hopes and dreams. I explored the way they [truck drivers] have made something so universal [the truck] into something so unique. This concept transcends into fashion, the idea of using clothing as a communicative devise to explore self-expression and identity.
Photographer: Thom Kerr
Model: Nicole Pollard
Stylist: Sarah Birchley