The collection was based around my father's love for his vibrant green motorbike. This passion for motorcycles in my family led me to create a story of a young biker chick, a powerful and strong-minded individual that gets hooked on the biker lifestyle, travelling from town to town. Falling in love, multiple times along the way, she developed a second skin for emotion, which is how I developed my print techniques with the idea of being kissed all over, which later developed into a leopard print which in turn goes which her animalistic theme of a woman who is fierce, determined, and ambitious. I looked back to the origin of bikers and wanted to develop a way of translating the differences between the hairy backed bikers to the feminine hard edge of the biker chick, I used different textured leathers mixed with fur and combine each look with a strong element of latex, the second skin. The use of an original silhouette of the biker jacket has somewhat transformed into a more sophisticated outwear piece. Inspired by the tattoos and gang markings on leather biker jackets, I developed my own biker gang logo which depicts a tigers snarling face in leather cutwork and different brass hardware elements. I wanted to include an element of edginess into the collection, I decided what would give my design the edge would be to add a comical element into the mix, playing on the theme of the tiger.

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