Twenty-four-year old British born menswear designer Jessica Walsh from Stockton-on-Tees, graduated with her BA from the University of Westminster in London before progressing straight to the MFA program at Parsons. During the 4 year program at Westminster studying both mens and womenswear design she undertook internships in London, New York and Amsterdam. Her internships include Viktor &Rolf, J.W Anderson, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Gareth Pugh, Opening Ceremony and Meadham Kirchhoff. With a strong graphics influence in her work during the MFA program, Jessica has worked on a freelance graphics project for Dior.

Her Spring/Summer 2015 collection represents a feeling that she want to evoke, and the relationships of groups of friends – in particular boys. “There’s almost a sense of conjecture when anyone looks at a group of boys and the roles they each play to one another, this is something that has fascinated me for a while. So from this idea and wanting to identify the research just developed really quickly. This idea of bruising the fabric to create an intimate touch. The series of photographs of slants of the body that are printed on the jersey t-shirts. The interviews that created the huge geometric patterns that are again translated into jackets. I think these are just some of the ideas that I played with as there was so much research developed, but these strongly represent a sense of colour and volume that are important to the menswear that I want to produce.

Photos: Jerome Corpuz
Models: Matthew @ Fusion Models, Nate @ Red Models and Rahm