Tori Jagger’s collection brings together different narratives from a history of rebellion and struggle against authority. Through research on feminine artist and working-class cultures, the Subversion of Albion draws upon key silhouettes, shapes and manufacturing finishes. The result is a forward-thinking, clean-cut womenswear collection that expands across multiple categories from structured tailoring and outerwear to delicate drapery. Supporting research includes various resources and mediums, such as primary and secondary imagery, text and photography. Jagger used her conceptual research to develop ideas and designs and can be seen in her final collection.
This collection speaks to anyone who feels or has felt the urge to push against authority, including many different social groups. Jagger especially imagines those influenced by underground subcultures such as feminist punk, riot grrrl and working-class culture. The collection’s muse is a young, working-class woman who considers herself a keen feminist and part-time anarchist. She advocates for social change, dreaming of a more liberal, socialist future where sexism is non-existent. She adores riot grrrls, has pages torn from zines across her bedroom walls and aspires to achieve their level of cool through her social activism and fashion choices.
The Subversion of Albion is an autumn/winter collection featuring elements of structured outerwear, clean tailoring and soft drapery. The core four looks encapsulate Jagger’s research, design work and technical toiling processes. Supporting these are technical packs, plentiful illustrations, fabric swatches and technical samples.
This collection represents the energy of many subcultures that inspired Jagger, and proudly promotes standing up against the authority, mainstream media and consumerism that we have been programmed to accept as standard.