Hector Maclean

Heroines

Heroines threads through generations. Inspired by British heroines who transcend their era – Elizabeth I and II, Shakespeare’s Titania, Queen Victoria, Woolf’s’ Orlando – the collection spans time and fiction.

 

And I will purge thy mortal grossness so
That thou shalt like an airy spirit go.

Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream

 
 
 

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.