TJ was announced as the winner of a design competition, which invited emerging fashion designers to create a wrap for the Minister for Higher Education, Gayle Tierney MP, to wear at as part of the award celebrations.
Inspired by the LGBTQIA+ community, TJ used the LGBTQIA+ flags and the 2017 Philadelphia Progressive Pride flag as the catalysts for their garment.
“The LGBTQIA+ community is such a loud and proud bunch of people. I really wanted to shine a light on the smaller groups of people within the community that are much less known or spoken about.”
“Giving movement in the design, not only with the silk charmeuse element, but also within the flat design is a way to show how fluid this community is with their gender expression and sexuality,” TJ said in their creative brief.