David Stoneman-Merret is a 22-year-old fashion student at Kingston University in South West London. His current collection is inspired by the elderly and says he uses “dementia for a styling aspect of mixing both day and night wear together in uniformed looks and outfits.”
David Stoneman-Merret incorporates a plethora of fabrics including wools, cashwools, cottons, mohairs and merino wools. Take a look at the gallery to view how Stoneman-Merret took an unlikely inspiration and worked it into his collection.
David Stoneman-Merret's Collection Takes Cues from the Elderly
1. Dementia-inspired Fashion - Designing fashion collections in a unique way, combining day and night wear for uniformed looks using inspiration from the elderly and dementia.
2. Intergenerational Fashion - Creating fashion lines that are inspired by different generations and incorporating design elements that appeal to many demographics like elderly, youth, and working adults.
3. Comfortable and Functional Clothing - Designing clothes that are practical, functional but with a fashion-forward design sensibility using different fabrics like wools, cashwools, cottons, mohairs, and merino wools.
1. Fashion - Creating new trends in dementia-inspired fashion or intergenerational fashion while maintaining the style quotient.
2. Textile Industry - Exploring new materials and fabrics to create comfortable and functional clothing that appeals to a wider range of people from all age groups.
3. Health and Wellness Industry - Creating functional clothing designs for elderly people or people with dementia that are easy to wear and comfortable and improve their physical and mental well-being.