Megan Jones


Industry works is a menswear AW/19 collection inspired by the industrial heritage of North East England. Particularly focusing on the Mining and Ship-building trades, the collection is heavily influenced by workwear, with top-stitching and patch pockets becoming key details across the collection. Oversized silhouettes have been developed throughout research, particularly through collaging key garments such as the donkey jacket and dungarees with the aim of allowing comfort and movement which miners particularly needed when working in confined conditions. The prints of the collection have a very textural feel to them, being inspired from machinary and tools used by workers at this time.  A contrast of vibrant and tonal prints gives the colour palette of the collection real depth and shows the worn effect the industries would have upon the garments over time.