This collection was a manifestation of the work that so many women do every day around the world. Firefighting Auntiesreimagines the designer’s mother and her five sisters as firefighters, the profession of Patrick’s Father. Drawing parallels between the care exhibited by so many strong women: often putting out family fires and rescuing their loved ones from trouble.
This collection was made from repurposed materials, with some pieces created from reconstructed garments from Patrick’s first collection. The materials consisted of reclaimed studio scraps from Burberry and vintage firefighting fabrics from A.W Hainsworth. The yarns were ethically sourced and provided by Wool and the Gang, the wadding was crafted from plastic bottles by Thermore, and the Swarovski crystals were recycled.