First I looked at royal uniform. My final inspiration came from Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. I then found out where some of his suits were tailored, which was by Henry Poole & Co.
This project was all about translating the ideas and inspiration that I had into creative pattern cutting. So for my design development, I took structural designs from Haile Selassie’s garments and decided to play around with pleats and modern tailoring.
Haile Selassie Inspo:
I wanted to show shape and mostly movement to represent the Rastafarian ‘movement’. In my designs you can see that I have thought about different areas to have pleats.
more inspo from womenswear: