Patricks ambition behind this collection is to reclaim the opulence of the Catholic church for queer people. Celebrating their identity and all of the beautiful people who form the LGBTQIA+ community. Structured silhouettes, embellished details and a bold colour palette build the foundations of the
collection; capturing the Catholic opulence Patrick aims to reclaim. Throughout this collection, Patrick continues to implement sustainable design practices by creating each piece in London with reclaimed materials, such as precious deadstock Manteco fabrics, staying true to his vision of a fairer fashion industry for all.
“To create a collection reclaiming a religious space for myself and the queer community has been both therapeutic and important. Religious views often negatively impact so many queer children, causing lifelong trauma and internalised homophobia. To reclaim this religious space through Catholic Fairytales, I imagine a religion which accepts and embraces all of the beautiful queer people who inhabit it. Throughout this collection, I worked with incredible fabric and yarn producers to use dead stock materials which has been so inspiring. These family-led mills in Italy hold true to my values for a better, and fairer, fashion industry. Working with different groups supporting LGBTQIA + people was paramount for me, for all the incredible work they are doing fighting for our rights I am constantly in awe of their drive to make change.”