The use of Fire and Water on this jacket became a main symbol for our entire Spring/Summer 2021 collection, and represents overwhelming, uncontrollable sadness and anger. Fire and Water also reference rebirth and new beginnings. We used the technique of mosaic patchwork in order to pay homage to the effect that art can have on a victim’s recovery; specifically, we used recycled fabrics to create the shapes of fire and water. The exterior serging and hand-stitching technique symbolizes scars that have not yet healed. Finally, we traced our hands and hand-stitched them onto the garment. Our hands represent the fact that this is our trauma; it has become a part of our being, and a part of our story.