Central Saint Martin’s Knitwear graduate Cassandra Verity Green, knows how to create beautiful images. Her debut collection ‘Neptune’s Daughter,’ features a pet goldfish in a back bag that has attracted the attention of Dazed, i-D, MTV and Lady Gaga as well as Modeconnect. Her SS14 collection was also the winner of Grazia’s ‘FashFactor’ competition in collaboration with Liberty.
Cassandra Verity Green explains that she takes, in her creative work, direct inspiration from personal experiences, emotions and memories. Her newly launch fashion brand intends to offer ‘a burst of playfulness intertwined with innocence.’ Neptunes Daughter is inspired by memories of Cassandra’s grandmother, a fifties beauty queen and style icon who motivated the aquatic theme of the collection, the 1950s swimwear and rubber swimming caps.
Yet Cassandra Verity Green achieves more than pretty and fun images. Her garment designs involves hand craft techniques, often labour intensive. She also likes to use unconventional materials, such as transparent knit and crystal spiked beading which add a luxurious feel to her garments.
One to watch, Cassandra believes that fashion is an “experience” that wearer has with the clothes, first of all. She encourages us to be playful and not take our attire too seriously.