Edie Owens just completed a BA in Fashion from Kingston School of Art. His collection, titled Fragile Masculinity, is an exploration of masculine identity, focussing on the inhibition of self-expression within male-dominated environments, as a reaction to societal pressures and expectations of men to assume the role of the archetypal man.

Handle With Care observes the effects and limitations of hegemonic masculinity, stemming from my own fascination with blokes. My practice uses workwear influences, juxtaposed with sensitive fabrications and symbolism and HWC aims to encourage conversations surrounding masculinity and class. Hoping to allow men who embody masculinity through their work, to break away from conventional and often constrictive expectations surrounding what it means to be a ‘Man’.” – said the designer

Clothing by Handle with Care
Photography by Cassian Gray