Mia Anderson is a womenswear fashion designer whose final major project entitled “You Can’t Kill The Spirit” is inspired by the Greenham Women’s Peace Camp.
The camp, established in 1981, ran for 19 years after a group of women who marched from Cardiff to Greenham set up in protest against the deployment of US cruise missiles at the RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire. Anderson admires the protesters’ bravery, and looks to their knitted jumpers and creative protests as visual inspiration.
Her collection takes inspiration from the knitwear created in the camp, along with creative protests that took place, such as weaving into the fences, and making spider webs to separate themselves from the police. The collection is made up of sculptural pattern cutting, knitting, layered screen prints, and upcycled fabrics such as repurposed jeans and a canvas tent. Natural fabrics and metal details give her garments a natural earthy feel. Anderson has created a collection that captures the spirit of the camp along with her muses being friends.