FDM 2016
Essie Buckman
‘The Fortie Collection’ derived from the legend of the Forty Elephants Gang, an all female crime syndicate dating all the way back to the 19th century. They specialised in shoplifting however they were an eclectic and fierce group of women who did anything they could to fend for their families. This kind of sinister vs innocent theme ran through the whole vibe of the collection. I wanted to continue the legend by recreating a modern day Forty Elephants and how they would dress, act and live now in 2016.