For this year’s collection, Kathleen’s inspiration is the provocative collection titled Ms S&M by Gianni Versace. She found inspiration for her line in Versace’s use of bright neon colours, his silhouettes and most importantly how Versace removed mainstream barriers to sexuality and suggested that women could dress however they wanted. The public backlash to the collection also inspired her. Versace cleared the way for woman to wear bondage and portray themselves as sex objects if they wanted to.
Therefore, the concept for Quality Contrl’s collection is female empowerment, female sexuality, liberation and freedom. She has focused on a very feminine form: A-line dresses, mini skirts as well as neon and eccentric and the use of a multitude of fabrics (tweed, denim, suede, spandex etc).
Quality Contrl is a young self taught designer originating from Toronto. She has been designing and sewing for two years. In the past, she has been in two fashion shows for her school and would love to take her art to higher levels