Originally from Brighton Adélie Beese-Leroux is a knitted textile/knitwear designer based in London. She delves into tough topics such as mental health, which for her is vital to tackling the stigmas that come with the subject. Adélie’s work aims to get viewers to question the work in front of them, whilst also considering their own mental health.
Adélie found her love for all things knit when she was taught to hand knit by her grandma many years ago. This love for knitting continued when she went on to study BA Textile Design at Central Saint Martin’s graduating in 2021 with a first class honours. She was fortunate to work in the Knitwear industry during her placement year on her BA.
During her MA at the Royal College of Art Adélie gained The Kay Cosserat scholarship, a Commendation from the Shima Seiki competition and a Yarn sponsorship from Lineapiù Italia. This allowed her to push her ideas to their fullest potential.
Commendation from the Shima Seiki Competition (2023)
The Kay Cosserat Scholarship (2022)
The Textile Society Bursary (2021)
Fashion and Textile Design Scholarship at Donghua University (2019)