Considering Simplicity, explores the concept of balance to create calm.
Having taken inspiration from yoga and meditative practices, a collection has been created of Laminated knits with subtle surface interests which creates malleable textiles which encourage people to slow down and feel grounded. Inspired by minimal design; complementary, contrasting and imperfect shapes are combined to create surfaces that formulate together to create a new playful yet mindful material that invites contemplation. These endless combinations of shapes build up in rhythms alongside strong compositional motifs which creates a playful yet relaxed pairing. Combining tactile embossing and embroidery together will raise and press surfaces; creating additional satisfying yet subtle textures to knitted surfaces.
This new combination of neoprene with knit has created a solid and grounding material which allows potential for people to slow down and to form balance in their own surroundings. Whether this be through using the materials for creating a meditative floor space, Comforting leisurewear or even the potential for simplistic decorative art pieces.
Woven interior fabrics intended to reconnect the consumer with the natural world.
Inspired by biophilic design, 'The Biophilic Workplace' explores nature's colours, formations and surfaces to inspire wall installations and soft furnishings applicable for the workplace. These designs aim to subconsciously immerse the consumer within nature and consequently benefit their individual performance and overall wellbeing, a common result of biophilic design.
Through experimentation of woven structures, fabrics have been manipulated to form interesting and engaging surfaces, creating effective ways of indirectly representing nature’s formations. Inspired by nature’s hues, the colour palette remains highly refined whilst the use of wooden surfaces enables other natural materials to be incorporated into the collection and considers the importance of other elements of biophilic design such as natural light and air.
Amelia Bailey is a recent graduate from Birmingham City University
with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design, specialising in Embroidery. Amelia
focuses on creating tactile surface textures through hand and digital
By using natural dyeing methods, Amelia takes a sustainable approach
to her work, considering material choices for a truly bespoke finish.
A neutral but effective colour scheme allows the surface textures to be
the main focus and creates a calming and comforting feel.
Amelia’s exhibition at New Designers explores anxiety and depression,
with a focus on body image being the main message behind her work.
By embracing skin textures, Amelia’s designs consist of fabric manipulation
and contrasting textures to embrace ‘imperfections’
Amelia is excited to continue her design journey, aiming herself at the
luxury market with possibilities for her designs to be used for couture
and bridal applications.
Semi-Awake State is a series of hallucinatory landscapes that are influenced by personal emotions, and visuals experienced within the confused state of awakening.
Combining unusual graphic images haphazardly create confused overlaps that hint possible juxtaposing material infusions. These resemble the involuntary imbalance of perspective within an unconscious mind.
A mishmash of liquified and synthetic materials with exaggerated embroidery stitches are used to add detail and bring energy to flat sublimation prints. Pertruding elements consume the viewers allowing them to become immersed by the self-generated getaway.
Through documentation of individual imaginings, a colour pallet is established that explores the emotions sensed. The colour pallet is subtly introduced to everyday imagery to hint the tangible uniting with the invented.
This collection is comprised of various versatile interiors and fashion applications in order to affect people’s perceptions and raise the awareness of the environmental impact of HS2. The designs reflect different species and their natural habitats which are adapting radically to the drastic environmental changes made to the planned route. Inspiration has been taken from the core fascination of nature and architecture fiercely battling each other in everyday life and how wildlife persistently adapts to the changes being made by people. In contrast, moving forward in time the big high-speed scheme currently under procedure illustrates how the architectural affair of the need to adapt to the lives of nature in order to create a sustainable future. Overall, the collection considers a sustainable approach transitioning from Autumn/Winter to Spring/Summer for longevity wear of each design.
Each individual print symbolizes a particular habitat and its species the HS2 aims to conserve, reconstruct and intends to enhance the habitats affected by its construction. Primary markings from architectural groundings and observational drawn elements of mammals are fused to create a fresh vibrant palette with exciting compositional prints which transition in tone for versatile wear. Abstract patterns and detailed drawings are integrated to visually stimulate an enthusiastic expression, creating stylized yet conscious designs.