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Emma Saw
Bicycles were Ubiquitous
Photos of final look 1 for the project
Emma Saw
Bicycles were Ubiquitous

In ‘Bicycles were Ubiquitous’ Emma Saw delves into the 1950s, creating designs inspired by art, fishing and a variety of pastimes. Bicycles were prevalent in the fifties and they often feature in historic photographs of the time.

However, in this project, Saw is not presenting a pleasured pursuit of wistfully riding down the country lane. She states that this time period was ‘the patriarch of modernity – a hotbed for the new’. The fifties pushed boundaries and rebelled against tradition through clothing and fabrication. The period produced apparel that have become an everyday staple for the workforce in modern day.

*no bicycles were harmed in the creation of this work*

Photos of final look 1 for the project
Look One
Mixed Textiles (2021) Pocketed T-shirt: polyester jersey; cotton jersey; cotton ribbing; bamboo silk; metal Wrap Trouser: polywool; bamboo silk; cotton herringbone; metal Half Jacket: cotton canvas; silk; plastic; metal
Photos of final look 2 for the project
Look Two
Mixed Textiles (2021) T-shirt: polyester jersey; cotton jersey; cotton ribbing Dungarees: cotton drill; silk; polyester; metal Trench coat: cotton gaberdine; silk; polyester