Hayley Richards - "Designer to Watch"
The Angler revolves around an early morning solo fishing excursion. Using sustainable and recycled materials, the line calls on the massive pollution of the oceans, as well as the devastating effects of overfishing. In addition to the fabrics used in this line, colors and textiles found in safety gear have been used to provide contrast within the designs. Deep, cool blues and greens juxtapose the vibrant orange of life preservers and tackle gear, and a natural cotton balances the line. The Angler is a genderless collection; it is designed for individuals who do not identify as a single gender, fall into a category, or need to defend their identity. We can categorize fashion by material and color, but why should we classify a person within the confines of the binary? Through a wider range of sizes, body types, structured silhouettes, and bold colors, The Angler provides comfortable clothing for the stylish person, regardless of the identity.