Additionally, the designer’s realization as a non-binary individual in final year unconsciously shaped parts of the collection, in ways they felt were not fetishized or tokenised, as they so often are in contemporary mainstream media. Sam expresses that “the virtual space was the perfect place to be non-binary and to have no specific gender,” which is an issue close to the designer’s heart. When questioned whether they believe if non-binary clothing will ever have a place in a retail space, they answer perfectly by suggesting the space is only possible if gender non-specific people are asked to create it.
As of now, it is difficult to see where post-graduate life will take Sam. Their multi-disciplinary approach to fashion can, in fact, be seen through the eyes of a variety of different creative practices, some which may include fine art, sculpture or 3D design. But, Sam is adamant to continue their practice in fashion, specifically to continue working their visually appealing pieces around the human body.