Chloe Elie
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Chloe Elie

Textile DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Chloe Elie
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Chloe Elie

Textile DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello, I'm Chloe, a 2021 Textile Design graduate from the University for the Creative Arts in the UK. Observation and thought are definitive of my process. An analytical creative with a predilection for the theoretical. I aim to reach beyond the physicality's of the work I produce. The concept; the network of thinking behind an outcome is far more significant. Research and idea development underpin my practice. I believe in clean and cohesive works which put their expanse of thought on display through a minimal lens. Form, contour and tone inform my practice; a background in portraiture and architectural photography galvanised my propensity for composition, process and control. In my practice I aim to produce textiles and objects which construct atmosphere, incite intrigue, initiate uncertainty and pull possibilities from the viewer. The creation of a junction, a catalyst, which an audience can respond to and take from. I hold a particular reverence for the processes of experience and interpretation. These processes have the ability to transform my ideas into living organisms; whether it be in the form of collective response or more intimate encounters- extracting response from the viewer as though you were tugging on a loose thread. All work copyright ©️ 2021 Chloe Elie
Projects
  • Embodied Absence
    Embodied AbsenceThe recent pandemic inspired this exploration of emotions such as loneliness, absence and detachment. The body of work offers a contemporary perspective on the void and a space to reflect and contemplate what those words mean to each of us at this point in time.
  • Birdsong Spring/Summer 2021
    Birdsong Spring/Summer 2021Early in 2021 I freelanced remotely as a Design Assistant on Birdsong's SS21 collection, the Head Designer Susanna Wen was inspired by cottagecore interiors, 1960s pop artists, peonies and picnics for her research. Birdsong picked a fruit salad colour palette that reminded us that we have the best of the summer to look forward to.
  • Form | Formless
    Form | FormlessForm can be defined as the particular way a thing exists or appears. Zoe Laughlin attests to the idea that “there is no matter without form and no object without material”. The two are inextricably linked. I believe there is something interesting to be learnt from exploring this play between three dimensionality and two dimensionality; transforming matter into form. Material led making uses this idea; in the case of this project avoiding direct influence by visual references and instead letting
  • Birdsong Autumn / Winter 2020 Collection
    Birdsong Autumn / Winter 2020 CollectionDuring the pandemic in 2020, I worked as a remote design intern for London based social enterprise & ethical fashion brand Birdsong, on their A/W 2020 collection. The collection was inspired by staying at home and dreaming of travel.
  • Dark Spaces
    Dark SpacesColour can be defined as “the property possessed by an object as a result of the way it reflects or emits light”. To me, when I look at the universe I see a vast darkness. A space which lacks light, where there is inescapable depth and an infinite distance for this darkness to flourish. When I think about looking out into this space I imagine warm glowing flecks of light far into the distance, but an overwhelming sense of isolation and coolness in the immediate space around me. I think in this s
  • changing spaces
    changing spacesa selection of screen printed textiles visualised in a gallery context, inspired by the following passage; "everyday we encounter spaces. an array of spaces which exist for a variety of functions but that also have the ability to make us feel a variety of emotions. It is interesting to me how a space has this ability. to effect the emotions of those inhabiting it. How is it that a space can feel oppressive, calming or even welcoming. Are these merely external constructs in our minds flagged u
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Projects credited in
  • 9th Future Fabrics Expo
    9th Future Fabrics ExpoThe Sustainable Angle is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation which initiates and supports projects that lower the environmental impact of industry and society. Our main project, the Future Fabrics Expo, was set up in 2011 and has now become the largest dedicated showcase of sustainably and responsibly-produced fabrics and materials for the fashion industry. The 9th Future Fabrics Expo took place in London at Victoria House Basement on 22,000 sq ft (2044 m2), welcoming nearly 3000 vis
Work history
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    Sales AssistantOliver Bonas
    United KingdomPart Time
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    Design AssistantBirdsong
     - United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Screen Printing
  • Drawing
  • Pattern Design
  • Creative Development
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Visual Communication
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Database Administration
  • Team Coordination
Education
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    BA(Hons) Textile DesignUniversity for the Creative Arts
    Farnham, United Kingdom
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    UAL Foundation Diploma in Art DesignColchester Institute
     - Colchester, United Kingdom
    Achieved a distinction.
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Awards
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    Colour Competition 2020 ParticipantThe Society of Dyers and Colourists
    In March 2020 I was selected from my university to participate in the London region heats of The Society of Dyers & Colourists Colour Competition. I entered a project entitled Dark Space (*see in projects) & was commended on my original and emotive take on the brief by all judges.
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    NCS AwardNational Citizen Service