Fashion Designer Barry Jude

Barry Jude is a young fashion designer, graduate with a master’s degree from Kingston University of London, today he presents us his last Men collection, and we made him a little interview to understand a bit more what is behind this collection.

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What was your inspiration for this collection?

The inspiration for this collection was Alan Turing, who played a vital role in WW2 by deciphering the codes from the German Enigma Machine.

Despite his contribution to Britain, at a time when homosexuality was a criminal offense, he was forced to treat with female hormones and later committed suicide. He used to try to make the machine with a soul. By the end was questioning his heart. So this collection embeds-spiritual questionnaire and scientific reference, the hand embroidery showed was an integral part of craftsmanship, just like the time-consuming coding. Flowers formed by codes reference scientific and religious part of his life. I spent a lot of time in the London Science museum learning about Turing and the Enigma codes at that time.

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Which materials did you use for this collection?

One of the main points when I consider the fabrication is the durability of it. Today there is too much land waste caused by our fast speed industry, I try to create products with longevity. Most of the fabric used in my collection is Scottish hand made wool, using craftsmanship and manual techniques, which sustains tradition- therefore maintaining sustainability.

To whom you design?

Men with style, charm, and knowledge, living a rich lifestyle, but not necessarily financially rich.

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