Custom Identity Clothing: you’ll love this new genderfluid clothing line
The cutting edge collection inspired by designer Heather Manning’s journey to self-discovery.
Custom Identity Clothing is an exciting new UK clothing brand launched in 2017. Heather Manning, a genderfluid designer, wanted to design a clothing range that is inspired by her journey of self-discovery.
She said that for many years she suffered from anxiety, she felt that she didn't fit into any box. After a lot of encouragement from her friends and family, she realised that it didn't matter how you identify that in fact, the most important aspect of happiness in life was just to be yourself.
After meeting and with the support of her business manager Vanessa Unsworth, she started to channel her anxiety into her designs, and they launched Custom Identity Clothing.
Her message lies within the name "Custom Identity”. Heather says, "Be you; you don't have to tick a box. By freeing yourself from that way of thinking you will find happiness."
Custom currently has two collections available for purchase. The Lost Collection was Heather's first design concept and one that is close to her heart, as it explains how she felt, and her confusion trying to figure out her gender and where she fitted in. The collection is made up of her “Lost Boy From Neverland" and "Lost Girl From Neverland" designs.
The Spirit collection represents Strength (Wolf), Courage (Bear), Wisdom (Stag), Bravery (Eagle). Heather says these inspired her because, "We all have times when we need either all of these elements or needed just one to face something important in our lives."
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