ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Krishma Sabbarwal is London/Oxford based womenswear fashion brand, launched in the autumn of 2017 alongside Krishma Sabbarwal final year at university. After the successful reception received on her graduate collection, she decided to take her 6-look collection and develop into a complete catwalk collection.
Reflecting on her own personal experiences, incorporating well-known symbols of British culture and her sense of humour to bring attention to social, economic and political issues faced in the UK.
Krishma Sabbarwal supports sustainable fashion by repurposing and upcycling waste textile materials and found garments, which otherwise would have ended up in a landfill. This approach enables the new business model to operate in a considered circular design and minimise the impact the textiles industry has on the environment. This keeps her design process challenging yet rewarding and enables Krishma Sabbarwal to find innovative textiles techniques to create interesting and quirky designs.
Fashion textiles techniques such as hand knitting, embroidery screen printing, digital print and fabric manipulations were used to create my collection. Using vivid colours and a mixture of textures allows me to be experimental while also producing statement looks. I have upcycled fabrics and materials that I've collected and found. I am keen to close the cycle of textiles waste and give new life to garments, fabrics and yarns that would otherwise be sent to landfill. I have used denim, cotton and jersey, that I have sourced from fabric factory offcuts and donated fabric and garments.
The latest collection concept focuses on immigration, refugees and displaced people the Grenfell Tower fire and the infamous Brexit vote. Titled ‘I come to your country and steal all your jobs' is my love letter to all the immigrants, refugees and anyone who has faced racism, classism and injustice!