Fashion and what you wear should not be defined by gender, however social expectations dictate a rulebook we are all expected to follow. The rulebook is even more defined in small communities, when stepping outside it becomes a local talking point. People should be able to express themselves freely through fashion without worrying about being judged or what others may think. Androgynous fashion and people including Marlene Dietrich, Prince and Harry Styles who carry their choice of fashion with confidence inspired my collection. The aim of my collection is to inspire people to go against the rulebook and gender norms of clothing. The masculine look of oversized trousers and jackets combined with the feminine look of hand smocking creates the contrast of masculinity versus femininity. For my collection, I sourced deadstock fabric from Hanna Hats in Donegal Town, a beige silk and linen mix and a white linen. Previously loved curtains are also used throughout my collection.