‘The Halo Effect’ collection aims to bind stories of the past with their romanticised retellings. With this collection, I wanted to convey that there is more to every story, be that of fiction or the history of those who came before us. It represents life’s untold truths, and features an overall romantic feel, while also having an undertone of darkness to it. We as humans, tend to look onto the past with rose tinted glasses, leaving the reality of that time left untold. I wanted to shed light on this, as it was a common theme which prevailed throughout my research for this collection. The garments within the collection feature gothic, yet romantic elements, presenting a look that combines two juxtaposing styles into one, creating a collection with a deeper meaning. Sustainability is an important consideration within the collection, the sourcing of fabrics was restricted to charity shops and deadstock fabrics to lessen the environmental impact. I have also included multiple pieces of second-hand jewellery within the collection as a reference to the inspiration and also as a reminder of the recycling aspect built into the collection.