(Un)Dressed is the latest project from recent UCA Epsom graduates, stylist Rachel Dawson and photographer Laura McCluskey The duo teamed up to create a 143-page hardcover book of photography, exploring the ideas behind hyper-consumerism.

The book is comprised of shoots inspired by various aspects of societies’ spending habits, the fashion cycle and the short life span of a typical trend; the collection of photos below, named ‘Seams’ (Published in ‘Ribbed’ Magazine, out now) highlights how fashion is predisposed and disregarded by the consumer.

Laura says, “If you look at the seams, they look like the bones of the garment, the skeleton and what is left of it. If you take away the fabric, trends and garments are the same”.

Aside from being a comment on consumerism, the images stand alone as beautiful and inspirational visuals and push the theme of deconstruction we have seen grow over the last few seasons.


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