Anna Stoane
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Anna Stoane

Textile DesignerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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Anna Stoane

Textile DesignerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
About me
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.
Projects
  • ECA Graduate Collection, The Hidden Kingdom
    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
Work history
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    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.
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    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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Skills
  • Print Design
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Fabric Manipulation
  • Drawing
  • Adobe
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Teamworking
  • Adaptability
  • Presenting
Education
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    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    BA (Hons) Textile Design Edinburgh College of Art
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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    Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Studies (Distinction)Leith School of Art
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    I achieved a diploma in Art and Design foundation studies at distinction level.
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Awards
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    The Pentland Churchill Pol Roger Gift Box CompetitionArts Thread
    My 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.
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    Duke of Edinburgh Award: Bronze, Silver and GoldDuke of Edinburgh