The purpose of this diploma thesis was to design an unisex collection, inspired by polo, in a collaboration with another creator. I also presented the collection through a fashion editorial.
In the theoretical part, I researched sport and fashion. I analysed the history of polo clothing and origin of the polo shirt, which was first designed for tennis players and later taken-over by polo. Further, I researched the history of unisex fashion, from the first occurrences to the influence of celebrities and designers up until now, when nearly all clothing is unisex. In the last chapter, I researched collaborations in fashion, from the first examples until today, when fashion collaborations are widely spread, therefore I summed up the most well-known examples.
In the experimental part, I presented the process of designing and developing my collection. I designed a collection of clothing and accessories, in which I included the elements of polo clothing and equestrian equipment. In the process of designing, my inspiration was the aesthetic of polo clothing from the first half of the 19th century. The elements and details from equestrian equipment were made in a collaboration with a leather designer, and then transferred onto new unisex silhouettes. The collection was upgraded with a fashion editorial, where I started a new collaboration for the scenography behind the photos.