Ashlie Mills

Ashlie Mills

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Printed Textiles and Surface Design

TITLE: Endangered

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The project creates awareness of endangered animals, that could become extinct in the near future without campaigning. More species each day are added on the endangered list, however people are not aware of this issue. The designs tell a story about each animal, its life and what it could become. The facial expressions are a key feature within the collection. The expression of each animal, provides the emotion behind the work and concept. The fabric samples are aimed at a high end Interior market. My work displays large scale powerful statement motifs, with every design having an underlying message. 
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Esme Harris

Esme Harris

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Embroidered Textiles

TITLE: BEAUTIFIED PRESSURES

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I utilised my 19 years previous dance experience as initial design inspiration to form my Final Major Project titled ‘Beautified Pressures. My finalised body of work explores the hidden muscle strain in dance performance. The collection uses embroidered interventions that choreograph and restrict varied materials to convey the demanding pressures experienced by a dancer’s body. I have then added embellishments and hand embroidered detail as a form of distraction to resemble how the audience can be blinded by the beauty in performance. Through an assortment of textile processes, Beautified Pressures is an established collection that is performance wear focused but can be applied to luxury fashion.
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Amelia Roe

Amelia Roe

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Printed Textiles and Surface Design

TITLE: Dichromatism

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The menswear collection is inspired by the lustrous play of colours found within creatures of the natural world. For years, design has been influenced by the brilliant practicalities of nature, and here, iridescence symbolises protection and attractiveness within a species, perfect for an introduction into menswear. Upon observation, there is a need for adventurous colour and audacious design within menswear, which is the motivation behind this collection. Iridescent based animals are juxtaposed with the modern geometric aspect of design, adding a contemporary twist to detailed illustration. The figurative motifs are accentuated by bold colours, providing a new and optimistic approach to menswear.
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Priti Patel

Priti Patel

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Printed Textiles and Surface Design

TITLE: Nymphaea Caerulea

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This collection is Inspired by Egyptian culture and the history behind tombs and beliefs. to bring back the richest culture this collection is encouraged by the blue lotus known as ‘Nymphaea Caerulea’ using bold colours and distinctive tones. The inspiration of art left on tombs and the storeys that where painted throughout them.
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I am a recent graduate from Birmingham city university with a degree in Textile Design specialising in Surface Print. I am experience in interiors and hold a creative passion in vibrant colours and pattern making. I describe myself as affiant, active, helpful and creative. My strengths are being organised and able to adapt to various working environments and being energetic and imaginative in my work. I am motivated and driven by different lifestyles of working and being creative to achieve goals. My goal is to become print designer with the knowledge of technical and manufacturing of material and surfaces.I always put 100% focus in to each of my designs digital and hand drawn designs.
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Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Constructed Textiles

TITLE: ANTHROPOSCENE TRACES

An investigation into sustainable hand-crafted fabrics as a way to engage and remind the audience of the trace we are leaving on the planet. Ocean pollution and traces of discarded items are the fossil remains of today.
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This collection aims to consider the effects of the current Anthropocene epoch, in which humans have a significant impact on the Earth's geology and ecosystems, including climate change. To produce a collection of luxury interior fabrics with a focus on the traceability of fibres and consideration for the lasting traces that we leave behind. A strong emphasis on sourcing of high-quality wool and natural fibres which will return nutrients to the earth at the end of their life cycle and experimental weaving using discarded waste products to create something desirable once more.
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Isobel Smith

Isobel Smith

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Constructed Textiles

TITLE: Considering Simplicity

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Considering Simplicity, explores the concept of balance to create calm.
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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.

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Rachel Harrison

Rachel Harrison

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Constructed Textiles

TITLE: The Biophilic Workplace

Woven interior fabrics intended to reconnect the consumer with the natural world.
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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.
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Amelia Bailey

Amelia Bailey

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Embroidered Textiles

TITLE: On The Surface

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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
embroidery processes.

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.
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Charlotte Relf

Charlotte Relf

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Embroidered Textiles

TITLE: Semi - Awake State

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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.

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SADIA SULTANA

SADIA SULTANA

COURSE: New Designers Textiles 2019

Pathway: Printed Textiles and Surface Design

TITLE: FAST TRACK CHANGE

Surface Pattern & Print.
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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.
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