“…sometimes rags can in fact be riches.”



Based on an initial exploration of urban dilapidation and the unexpected beauty that exists in what we choose to discard, The Waste Land features garments constructed entirely from gathered ‘waste’ materials: dust sheets, plastic wrapping and burlap sacking, sewn and styled into dramatic costumes. Inspired by the fairy tale sets of Tim Walker editorials, The Waste Land takes place against the slightly surreal backdrop of an abandoned warehouse that once was home to a carnival company. Amongst the forgotten floats, the models demonstrate that sometimes rags can in fact be riches.


Rachel Neely


Photoshoot Credits:

Director, Designer and Makeup Artist: Rachel Neely

Models: Jazzmin McClure, Emma Gallen and Rachel Brown

Photography: Rachel Neely