Lois has taken his inspiration from illustrations of Bee Keeping in Medieval Books of Hours. The skirt takes its shape from bee hives of the Medieval period, with his interpretation of the bee keeper’s hood which can also be seen in Medieval manuscripts. He wanted to highlight the plight of Honey Bees in our modern times.
His piece was named ‘Flight Of The Honey Bee’ and involved a variety of materials such as cotton, linen, hessian, silk and recycled fabrics. The outfit is based on a Spanish farthingale, using a hooped petticoat and a boned bodice.
“Amazing workmanship and technicality.”
“Incredible imagination and dress making skills. Also great perception and history.”