Multidisciplinary Textiles Designer I have just graduated from Edinburgh ColIege of Art with a BA (Hons) in Textiles design. I adopt a multidisciplinary approach to textiles. I use techniques and materials that stretch the boundaries of textiles and fashion, producing a lot of the time, very unusual- yet beautiful outcomes. I design for luxury womens' occasion-wear with the ultimate goal of making women feel like the best versions of themselves. I embody style rather than fashion- following only trends that I think will endure and that I think my customers will want to embrace. I try not to define under a certain category or label. I design timeless pieces that adopt an understatedly beautiful and seductive style aesthetic using high end, pure fibres and materials. I celebrate slow, hand craft focusing on quality, authenticity and uniqueness. Textiles is a phenomenological experience that has an immediate sense. There’s a certain intimacy and integrity that comes with manipulating materials in a hands on way. My silk garments include pleated and smocked sections, voluminous ruffles and edges and handmade and hand embroidered beading. I also embrace technology and digital perfection. Photography plays a huge role in inspiring and driving my work. There’s a certain element of magic that comes with photography. I embrace the weird and wonderful power of duality- combining, contrasting, juxtaposing, and harmonising handcraft with technology; structure with fluidity; soft materials with hard; ‘edited’ trends with my style aesthetic and my clienteles’; soft focus with sharp; and certainty with ambiguity and the unknown.
- ECA Graduate Collection, The Hidden KingdomMy Graduate collection, ‘The Hidden Kingdom’ is inspired by ten species of fungi and their marvellous fruiting bodies. Like fungi, my collection doesn’t confide under a certain label. I use techniques and materials that stretch the boundaries of textile and fashion disciplines such as plasma cut copper body adornments. I am making my collection for luxury women’s occasion wear. It includes timeless pieces that embody t he individual wearer and their unique style. I am making my collection for
Print Studio InternTessuti Sc
Edinburgh, United KingdomInternship
I completed an internship at Tessuti Scotland, a Textiles Print Studio, where I was producing a range of hand dyed and silk screen printed fashion accessories for the Dovecot Studios as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Art Festival.
Student Designer, Lit LaceLit Lace
- Edinburgh, United KingdomFreelance
I designed a short collection of hand- drawn placement prints to be woven into fibre optic fabric for the smart textiles company- Lit Lace.
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- Print Design
- Finishing Techniques
- Fabric Manipulation
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The Pentland Churchill Pol Roger Gift Box CompetitionArts ThreadMy box design was shortlisted for the final judging of the The Pentland Churchill Pol Roger Gift Box Competition. I presented to a board of judges from The Pentland Group, The Churchill Society, Pol Roger and Arts Thread.