Hector Maclean

Boudica

A great mass of the tawniest hair fell to her hips; around her neck was a large golden necklace, and she wore a tunic of divers colours.

Shapes of rotating knives, colours of faded blood - the collection emphasises the power of this legendary warrior. Soft organzas and fleshy tones equally celebrate her feminine identity which scandalised her Roman opponents.

 
 
 

'Boudica, a Briton woman of the royal family...was very tall, in appearance most terrifying, in the glance of her eye most fierce...'

Cassius Dio, Roman History

 
 
 

Structure meets style.

Centred on wool, the pieces emerge from native craft techniques. Lace details and asymmetric cuts explore modern and traditional possibilities. Using historic references and contemporary twists, the youth/age dichotomy is also eroded. As in literature, fixed past and present collapse.