GUEST POST BY JEN MOULES - VISIT JEN'S BLOG HERE Hello! I’m Jen a fellow textile designer and the brains behind Jen Moules Designs. I am a HUGE fan of New Designers, and having exhibited there with my graduating class in 2011 and solo for One Year On in 2012, I make the trip to London every year to scope out the new design talent.
This year Mrs M and I have joined forces to bring you some of the best Fashion and Textile Design graduates. New Designers is always full of inspiring designers and this little lot are definitely ones to watch.
Starting with Jemma Marston from Leeds College of Art. Jemma combines digital printing with hand embellishment to create these vibrant textiles for both fashion and interiors. Loved the colour combinations and tactile nature of her work, and who can resist all those French knots after all!?
Despite having a background in textile design, I’ve never really gotten my head around the complexity of weaving, so was understandably impressed by the work of Jessica Rose Tasker from De Montfort University. Jessica’s graduate work is a luxurious collection of architectural inspired hand woven fabrics suitable for upholstery applications – and I must say her exhibit featured the most beautiful bus seat I’ve ever seen!
Nottingham Trent graduate Rebecca Louise Fitch had an amazing collection of fashion textiles featuring laser cutting, screen printing, dyeing, bonding and silicone – you name it it’s probably in there! With a great balance of delicate texture and futurism I look forward to seeing more from Rebecca.
Anna Collins a Birmingham City University graduate showed her ‘Harmonious Clash’ collection at this year’s show. Inspired by her trip through Europe and Matisse to name a few, ‘Harmonious Clash’ caught my eye with its graphic style and mixture of monochrome and bold colours.
You literally couldn’t miss Ellie Pashley’s work! With a mix of bright, zesty colours and lots of sparkle, this Edinburgh College of Art graduate created a collection of exciting experimental fashion textiles combining print and embellishment.
Elizabeth Wood, another De Montfort University graduate, created ‘Cataclysm’ a sophisticated print collection inspired by nature and features bold colours and innovative surface textures. I love the mix of loud and subtle prints creating a diverse yet cohesive collection.
For more exciting picks from this year’s New Designer go over to my blog to see everything from textiles, sculpture, ceramics and more. I’m already excited about next year’s show!
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