STAND BY ME, EVERYONE OF ME.
This collection explores the theme of people having different sides to them, different personas that come out to play at different times and is it possible for us to love all of them?
This was my first collection out on my own. I graduated and I just had to figure out how to start. I started with making collages for a first range of prints, one of my favourite methods of sketchbook work. It immediately opens up my mind and creates shapes and forms that I wouldn't be able to imagine myself.
The artwork shows two figures back to back, turning away from each other. The repeat INSISTS they look at each other, there is no turning away. At one point or another we will all be presented with opportunities to look at the sides we don't want to, both in ourselves and in other people.
Rachel McMillan is an independent Scottish fashion designer exploring digital print, comfy clothes and natural fabrics.