Ruth Hilton BA Fashion Communication
Concept Design for Events
Concept Design for Retail
faerie land Model: Natalia Manning
Model wears pleated silk tulle skirt, Reiss ÂŁ125 nude chffin top, Topshop ÂŁ38
coLouRBurn Model: Natalia Manning
Model: Nathan Hilton Jeans: H&M
mIrrors Model: Fern Freeman
Above Aqua Structured Hip Dress £85.00 Left Meem Exaggerated Shoulder Print Dress £80.00 Both from Asos.com
time Words by Ruth Hilton
It’s the control that time has over us that scares me the most. It’s really something I’ve only recently thought of. At twenty years of age, I’m not exactly old, but I feel the suffocating affects of time. Looking back even five years my life was carefree. I had all the time I needed. I would do a degree in fashion, get a job doing something I loved. Travel. Fall in love. Now I’m coming to the end of education and I’m scarily aware of that fact. The panic starts building up. What if it doesn’t work out? Moving away from my family and friends in order to find a job is suddenly something very real and frightening. Realising that very soon I will be without the support of my student loan. The idea that it’s the here and now muffles my excited ambition. I’ve gone from knowing for certain that I would achieve everything I wanted out of my life, to not even wanting to try. It’s this metaphoric sand scale dangling above my head that is actually stopping me from taking these risks, making a decision. Why do we torture ourselves? I realise as I’ve grown up, and the responsibilities have grown up, I have replaced many of the things I loved doing for ‘me’, with obsessing that I have no time to do them. I remember at 8 years old thinking nothing of dusting off my mams sewing machine and cutting up her curtains in an attempt to make beautiful lace gloves like I’d seen in old films; High Society, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. My favourite past-time was to lose myself in a world of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, draping material around myself in order to imitate their beauty and elegance. Of course my mam didn’t have ‘time’ for the mess I created. But I was oblivious to this. My mind was captured by film and television, by the make believe world they create. One of my favourite programmes was ‘Bernard’s Watch. The show was about a boy called Bernard who found an old pocket watch that enabled him to control time. He could stop it, turn it back. Run and get the homework he had forgotten. This idea fascinated me. My mam would laugh and explain sadly that it ‘wasn’t real’. She reminds me now that it’s life. She has never has ‘enough hours’ in the day…her favourite saying I’m sure. When she retires she intends to learn to paint again. In my teens talking like this wound me up so much! I’d tell her to just go for it, do it now., because I was sure I was going to when I grew up. Yet here I am repeating her words and I’ve barely reach adulthood! The frustration is overwhelming.
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