Sofia Metsoviti - Womenswear designer
"Queens" is my final year project and Arbus' photography was my main inspiration for it. The confidence and strength I wish to see in a woman wearing my clothes I found in the faces of Diane Arbus' freaks. I noticed that the young, the old and the strange in her pictures were dressed like queens and princesses and that is what I wanted to explore in my collection. I wanted to make garments that didn't necessarily look royal but had an unassuming glamour and a humble allure that would make the woman wearing them feel like queens.