Bethany Bell

Bethany Bell

Fashion DesignerLeicester, United Kingdom
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Bethany Bell

Bethany Bell

Fashion DesignerLeicester, United Kingdom
About me
Student based in Leicestershire studying Fashion Design BA at De Montfort University. Currently in the final year of my studies, working on my Final Collection entitled ‘CO-EXISTENCE’. I specialize in women's wear, but I am very interested in gender neutral fashion and have undertook two gender neutral projects and one men's wear project during my BA. I love taking on new challenges, learning new skills and researching to build concepts. I am very interested in fashion and textile history, particularly in terms of traditional and heritage fabrics/ garments. My dissertation was written on the past, present and possible future of the British textile industry. I feel that there is something in the way that we used to treat fabrics and garments that can be brought into practice now; for instance, using all natural fibres, making less clothing at a higher quality, altering clothes/ designing clothes that are alterable etc. I enjoy illustrating and creating art, I have qualifications in art and design and media as well as studying a BA in fashion design. I also like creating print for textiles, which I did for my final major project on my fashion design BA.
Projects
  • CO-EXISTENCE // FINAL MAJOR PROJECT
    CO-EXISTENCE // FINAL MAJOR PROJECT'CO-EXISTENCE' is an exploration of the question "If artificial intelligence was to create, what would inspire it?" as well as an exploration of the co-existence of humans and artificial intelligence and what the future could look like in terms of this. Throughout the collection I looked into topics and themes that I would consider stereo-typically 'human', for example; bone structure of humans, human anatomy, history etc. in order to help answer the question of what would inspire artificial i
  • HOME GROWN HERITAGE // CAPSULE 2019
    HOME GROWN HERITAGE // CAPSULE 2019My capsule project "HOME GROWN HERITAGE" is a celebration of traditional British textiles and historical dress. My aim was to design a collection of gender-neutral garments that are made from natural textiles sourced from the British Isles and that if possible, would be placed into the 'Heritage' category. I researched into the fabrics that the British Isles produced historically and what it still produces today. This research was supported by my dissertation, which was an overview of the Brit
Projects credited in
  • MEET THE GFF 2020 FASHION ILLUSTRATION AWARD NOMINEES
    MEET THE GFF 2020 FASHION ILLUSTRATION AWARD NOMINEESFashion illustration plays a huge part within all aspects of the fashion industry. Graduate Fashion Foundation is proud to support the creative practice of fashion illustration and recognizes the value it holds. We are keen to support graduates communicating their collection design concepts through fashion illustration and celebrate the presence of the ‘illustrated image’ in the contemporary fashion industry. Meet the nominees for the Fashion Illustration Award below!
Skills
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Garment Construction
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Concept Building
  • Creative Research
  • Academic Writing
  • Mixed Media
  • Print Design
Education
    De Montfort University logo
    De Montfort University logo
    Fashion Design BA (Hons)De Montfort University
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    During my time studying this degree, I developed skills in pattern cutting, garment construction, concept building and creative research, academic writing, fashion illustration, CAD using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, print and textile design and fashion design. I mostly specialised in womenswear but undertook a menswear project in my first year and two gender-neutral projects, one in my first year and one in my third year of study.
    De Montfort University logo
    De Montfort University logo
    Art and Design FoundationDe Montfort University
     - Leicester, United Kingdom
    This course taught me and helped me to develop skills in traditional Fine Art practices, such as life drawing and observational drawing, basic colour theory, exploration of mixed media such as paint, charcoal etc. as well as weekly classes in digital art, developing skills in Adobe Photoshop. We were required to choose a dedicated pathway in our third semester, in which I chose Fashion and Textiles. This course also required me to take part in trials of Art and Design Workshops (Glass blowing, Jewellery making, print for textiles etc.) , which we were later to choose two to develop our skills in further. We were encouraged to use these skills in combination with our Traditional skills, and generally to try new combinations and new approaches to all of our work. I think this was the most beneficial experience I took away from this course, as it shaped the way I worked on my BA, and the way I take on most creative tasks.