Carmen Lau

Fashion and Textiles Designer



About me

Carmen Lau is a mix media textile designer, specialising in fashion fabrics. Her main inspiration comes from natural forms in plants and natural surroundings. Hand stitched and digital embroidery are her main specialisms, alongside other skills which include manipulation, digital print and laser work to construct her own embellishments using a variety of materials. It is important for Carmen to have strong colours to work with as this is a key aspect in her work. The end result is often complied of a rich colour palette, that has evolved through the use of colour experimentations. Carmen graduated from Arts University Bournemouth in 2017 with a BA in Textile Design.


  • Embroidery
  • CAD Software
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Dyeing Fabric
  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Machine Embroidery
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Trend Research
  • Cantonese Chinese
  • Hand Embellishing

Work history


Freelance Design Assistant


Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I managed and organised the vintage archive and contemporary collection, as well as assisting in the customer reception and other members in the company. This was valuable experience because I was able to work for different departments within the company.


Interior Design Assistant


Jun 2012 - Aug 2014
  • Witney, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • My responsibilities included the managing visual aspects of the shop interior and this was valuable as I learnt to create memorable window displays. Visiting Parlane's trade show with the designer, it gave me and insight into the technicalities of buying in the business.



BA (hons.) Textile Design

Arts University Bournemouth

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom


Art Foundation Degree

Abingdon and Witney College

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Oxford, United Kingdom