Bethany Williams sees her work as a product of the communities she surrounds herself with and provides again to.
For her newest vary, the London-based designer turned to the Magpie Project, a charity serving to homeless girls and kids to which she has been donating 20 p.c of her fledgling label’s earnings for a number of seasons now.
She additionally joined forces with artist Melissa Kitty Jarram to run a collection of storytelling workshops with the households supported by the charity.
The childhood tales they narrated impressed Jarram to create a collection of childlike, summary illustrations, which then made their manner onto slim-cut trousers, tailor-made jackets, in addition to ethereal summer season clothes and corsets — marking Williams’ first foray into girls’s put on.
The brilliant patterns and fuss-free silhouettes made for an upbeat, optimistic assortment that embodied Williams’ ethos of kindness and giving again.
For all of the childlike innocence that runs by the garments, there was additionally a extra grown-up really feel with extra tailoring items sprinkled in for the primary time.
Knitwear was one other standout. There have been artful, patchwork-style sweaters made in partnership with the social cooperative Manusa and utilizing business waste sourced by Mending for Good, a sustainability-led platform.
“It’s a really collaborative approach. We never really know what it will end up looking like until the end, because we are all contributing to the work. That kind of mentality of ‘I am the designer and I decide everything’ doesn’t work for me, I don’t want to be run by ego,” added Williams.