OWEN HARRY

MA ILLUSTRATION

ABOUT OWEN

CAKE 

CAKE delves into different aspects of identity, notions and theories surrounding gender, and how gender can be communicated through dress. Owen Harry aims to provide their insight into gender, as well as provide space to discuss where our current perceptions surrounding masculinity and femininity stem from. Inspired by the works of writers such as Judith Butler and Simone de Beauvoir, CAKE provides aspects of everyday dress, the body and our environment through fashion illustration and discusses how much gender as we know it may be considered performative. 

In order to provide space for discussion on what may be a sensitive subject for some, CAKE includes examples of Owen’s sense of humour, an example of which can be found between the front and back cover, where the cover model acts as a gender reveal cake.