‘North Sea’ 2020

Zoë Ward’s graduate collection ‘North Sea’ explores craft, the visceral way in which craftsmen approach design and how traditional clothing is informed by necessity, practicality and a need for longevity. During time spent working in The Netherlands Zoë became fascinated by fishing communities and being raised by the sea, she felt a kinship with the landscape and the unique way of life found on the coast. Zoë has explored with a focus on women, often the unsung designers and makers of these communities, who were creating and mending out of necessity.

Photos by Ellen Jane Rogers and final photo by Ruby Pluhar. Shoes by Atelier Inscrire + metel work by Eleanor Whitworth. Selected pages from Zoë Ward’s digital portfolio. Full portfolio availible on request.