This collection takes inspiration from the AMA women, known as Japanese deep sea pearl divers and famous for their great strength. I began my research by looking at the interesting contrast of the woman’s scuba gear and floral printed blouses which they found in their homes and wore to feminize the diving outfits. Their diving wear inspired the fabrics, such as neoprene, rubber, leather (which conveys their strength), silk & viscose mixes, stretch silk, wool and a range of netting inspired knits. Colour was taken from the AMA women’s diving gear and the environment around them. Turquoise and sandy beige is taken from the wooden boats and ropes. Key orange and red tones have been taken from the hand painted silk blouses.