Jade Wilson

Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice | Class of 2021

What’s your Fantasy?

In lockdown the world became dystopian in feeling – people stockpiling toilet rolls and flour and our future unknown. As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, I felt a constant need of escape from this: the fear, the news, being trapped. Daily walks salvaged my sanity, getting lost in thoughts of the mystical feeling of nature and all the creatures – specifically swans and other winged beings.

I began thinking about indulgence in the fantastical and the connection of fashions’ capacity for absorption in it. Researching from Dior to McQueen, I realised just how dominant it is within the fashion industry – both couture and high street.

Taking photos, working digitally and playfully, I created fantasy imagery. The act of creating these things immersed me into escapism; something I hope comes across in the body of work. I am interested in continuing to develop this concept into a series of zines in the future.