Bandanas above are printed onto silk. Collection coming mid 2019.
The Maddy Madison Bandana was designed as a silent protest, for those who wish to use the everyday fashion accessory as a symbol for female empowerment and gender equality. My design is a circumvention of the traditional paisley pattern, and I encourage not only women but those from all walks of life to make a statement through their clothing. I seek to harmonise masculine overtones associated with the fabric itself, with the feminine ideas of sexuality and evade notions of epicene. The bandana is traditionally worn in manual labour and first became popular during the American Revolution. Since then, the accessory has been used in numerous political campaigns as a form of advertising by printing on slogans. The Pussy Paisley print acts as a political commentary on menstruation, intimacy and the support for female empowerment in a world consistently suffering in a fight for equality.