Indi McHugh is from Dublin Ireland. She has worked as a design intern for Ulla Johnson and as a production intern for Proenza Schouler in New York where she gained vital insight into the fashion industry.
Graduating Fashion Design at Kingston School of Art her introspective MA collection explores her Irish upbringing around objects of Irelands culture.
My two main sources of research centred around power dressing and the Aran jumper and its meanings symbolisms.
Her collection is modern and slick with expert tailoring at its core. Draped jackets and trousers made from sustainable wools provided by Italian textile companies are paired with destroyed and woven Aran knit pieces. The collection is reflective of the designers innate ability to balance conceptual design with commercial viability.
In her MA Indi was pushed out of her comfort zone. Ive learnt not to rely on what I already know and try things I haven’t done before. Although the final weeks were challenging I had more time to develop my ideas so it turned out to be a positive experience.
Indi plans on one day having her own label but only if its done responsibly. Nowadays it doesn’t make any sense to do something that is unsustainable. For me personally it’s necessary to have a sustainable practice.