I am a textile and fashion designer based in London. Prior to studying at The Royal College of Art I completed a BA in Textile Design at Chelsea UAL. I then took a year out in between my studies to work for fashion designers in Denmark and Paris.
I am drawn to the relationship between textiles and the body. My design process is led by extensive research; commonly looking at archival collections, through to sampling and material investigation and manipulation. I like to be surprised and led by the textiles, leaving an avenue for imperfection. My specialism lies in knitwear and embroidery where I use knitting as an expansion to my initial embroidered and mixed media samples.
Over the past year, the focus of my work pivots around knitting due to its ability to naturally curve, stretch and change accordingly to the body. I am fortunate to have grown up surrounded by my mother’s creativity as a womenswear designer. She taught me essential skills such as pattern cutting and draping, allowing me to be able to interpret my textiles in a fashion context.
During my MA I received sponsorship from The Coats Foundation Trust and Shi-Kwan Yarn Company. The yarns were used in my final collection of knitted garments.