Wednesday, 20 July 2016



In an initiative to bring some sense of identity and self worth to young people who are hospitalised, Krista Raspor inspired this project and with creative partner Lia MacLeod and with designers backed by Rethink and Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada launched this wonderful project.  The project was developed by designers: Izzy Camilleri, Sarah Boyce Sargent, Raegan Hall, Rebecca Nixon, India Amara and Casey Von Esteban. Through their work these designers have brought joy to the patients who now feel more empowered and more like themselves.
“I had insight into what it’s like being there, especially as a teen, when you’re trying to express yourself and be yourself and you don’t have access or the ability to do that when you’re in the hospital,” Krista Raspor


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Niamh Brannan





Niamh Branna has just graduated from GSA in Textiles with an eclectic weave of textures and clashing colours clamoring for attention in her portfolio.
Sensory stimulation is the fundamental experience within my final collection. Sampling and exploration thrives to capture the essence of a fun and bright sensory overload for individuals enriched with interactive qualities encouraging an experience between the textile and the individual. Public engagement through my collection shall focus on visual impact, touch, sound and material exploration. Sampling includes a range of yarns as well as wire, plastics, sponge and feather. The infusion of traditional techniques and unusual materials has created striking and playful samples each with their own individual personalities and specific qualities. Niamh Brannan





Monday, 27 June 2016

Merissa Lapsley






Merissa Lapsley's textiles, contrasted soft flexible fabric with hard unyielding industrial materials of paint and plaster, as well as using unusual 'fabrics' in her graduate collection 'Interaction' great possibilities in these works for diverse and interesting interior textiles.



Thursday, 23 June 2016

Noor-e-sehar Sajjad

 







"A keen interest in culture, tradition and individuals has influenced me to explore the theme of patterns of culture and memories which includes the research of family, tradition, drama and the recreation of my own characters inspired by my multicultural background and personal memories.The final collection of embroidered and embellished textiles for fashion explores simplicity and intricacy through layers of pattern and texture. The textiles are informed by the use of unique handmade embellishments, ribbon work and traditional embroidery techniques which successfully translate the rich, layered and patterned qualities of the research and drawing.The designs explore different generations and portray a more sophisticated and diverse approach to menswear, womenswear and childrenswear  inspired by traditional looks from Pakistan and India." Noor-e-sehar Sajjad

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Alice Pinchbeck






Alice Pinchbeck has just graduated from Glasgow School of Art. Alice's collection had hints of  surrealism (reminding me of some of Joan Miro's more graphic style work) and 1930/40's style whilst being incredibly modern and minimalistic, with beautiful structural thick wool and plywood details.

Above: Joan Miro 1936 From earth to Sky.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Laura Rose Moran-Morris II




'Dóchas, 'The Morrigan and Tualtha' A fairytale from future earth, inspired by Irish Mythology. Tuathla, the Demi Goddess overcomes obstacles battling The War Goddess The Morrigan, in a love story crossing parallel universes. This magical fantasy world is brought to life in an immersive, outdoor promenade experience.' Laura Rose Moran-Morris   
Laura's winged costumes had elements of puppetry, for the manipulation of the wings. Both costumes were incredibly intricate and beautiful with fantastic attention to detail.
"The War Goddess is a deadly and seductive in her leather corset and laser cut feathered wings. Tauthla's magical bones shimmer and under a knotted molded leather bodice piece. A warrior deeply connected to nature, her head dress represents  this with resin cast horns and preserved flowers." Laura Rose Moran-Morris