Sea Women

Molly Moreton

Location: London,United Kingdom
University/College: Kingston School of Art
Specialisms: Womenswear
Haenyeo [해녀], the female free divers of Jeju Island are the inspiration for this collection. I wanted to create an empowering collection that celebrates their strength and individuality, using latex, a renewable material, to create strong, voluminous shapes. Each print comes from images I took whilst in Korea, edited to create modernised floral patterns that reflect the diver’s weathered clothes. I aim to highlight some of the valuable lessons we could learn from their sustainable food, lifestyles, and resilient spirit - challenging expectations of aging, women and motherhood.

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