Emma Clemens

As a designer I specialise in sportswear and technical performance products. I enjoy working with new technologies and designing garments that are innovative and functional. In this project I investigated escapism and the journey of young women finding freedom and sanctuary in the wilderness. As an active woman myself I’ve come to recognise how unsafe many feel exercising alone in towns and cities. I wanted to create a collection that inspired women to explore nature and find refuge there from the intimidating city streets. The collection consists of modular and multifunctional garments that allow the user to be completely self-sustaining while on their adventures. I have created and used multiple different textures within the looks mimicking those found in nature to help the wearer blend in with their surrounding environment. I have combined these textures with innovative technologies and high-performance fabrics to ensure the garments are fit for purpose.