Drawing inspiration from the clown and acrobat paintings of Picasso's Rose Period, the vibrancy of Duro Olowu's FW 2016 collection, and the tortoiseshell beetle, I machine knit and hand assembled a three piece set aimed to translate circus costume into modern street wear. I developed my own punchcards for the sleeves and the floral pattern on the under layer. The look with the pants is meant to be more editorial, while the look with just the top and dress is meant to be accessible and ready-to-wear. The look in the photos is designed and styled by me and all photographs were taken by Max HF (https://risd.ccnsite.com/hamptonfischer). The earrings are from ASOS, stockings from Wolford, socks unknown, boots from Dr Marten's, and coat from Edward An.