Play is the work of the child: collection spotlight

Inspired by the quote “Play is the work of the child” Tora Jackson‘s graduate collection analyses the relation between childhood and adulthood- clashing the two contrasting elements together to explore the short season of childhood​. See the whole collection here.

Photographer: Vivi Suthathip Saepung @viewsfinder
Designer: Tora Jackson @tora_jackson1 
Model: Charles Planeta @charlesplaneta

Tora completed Fashion Design & Development BA Hons undergraduate degree at London College of Fashion with a First Class Honours. While keeping up with current fashion, she enjoys experimenting with concepts and fashion techniques, such as knitting with denim, and manipulating garments to explore conceptual and creative textures and silhouettes. She enjoys and focuses on up-cycling old garments in order to scale up the fashion’s sustainability game.

During one of our editorials for Divest’s pilot issue we had the pleasure to style a few items from Tora’s graduate collection. With this editorial we explored the relationship between grace, movement, cloth and functionality. We believe that a single piece of clothing should be used in as many ways as possible, so working with her designs made perfect sense.

Here are some photo-shoot insights:

See the full editorial here:

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