Georgia-Lea Clutton Baxter
My collection is all about dyslexia and seeing the positivity within it. As a dyslexic myself I find it so important that we need to appreciate the positives dyslexia brings, and stop seeing it as such a negative thing and embrace the creativity it gives us.
When thinking about what amazing things I could possibly talk about in my final collection, I knew it had to be something that meant so much to me. I decided on the theme dyslexia, as a celebration of how far I have come and how much I have achieved during these three years of University. I wanted this collection to be ‘the different one’, the one that doesn’t exactly stand out but the one people give a second look to, a bit like me. Because, you see, dyslexia isn’t just about reading and writing, it’s so much more than that, it affects all aspects of a person’s life, from communication skills, to physical activities such as sports or even someone’s social life.
As part of my research I took this theme back to young Georgia, the girl who was a lot more insecure and focused on all her flaws rather than her positives and strengths. I was clumsy, I was scruffy looking, I was untidy, people didn’t quite understand me, but yet I was happy and I was happy because I always knew I’d make it. A lot of people had their doubts, but I knew I’d be alright. I knew I’d get to this point today. To view my full collection and my celebration of Dyslexia please check out my page @GCBFASHION