“Created at Cockpit” at the Southbank

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I am participating in the “Created at Cockpit” Concession from January to April 2012 at the Southbank Shop on Festival Terrace opposite The Royal Festival Hall.  For sale are lambswool and merino wool accessories and my new range of beautiful silk scarves, which  feature blocks of vibrant colour and stripes.

The Southbank Shop is a very exciting store filled with innovative, creative and artistic products by designers and artists.  My accessories will only be available at the Southbank Shop until April 16th, but can be purchased anytime on my webshop, www.elisabethhamlyn.com.

Photoshoot Collaboration

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A series of photographs in which designer, photographer, model and makeup artist come together in collaboration.

My innovative garments featured in a collaborative project in which model Verity experimented and interacted with the pieces to create bold statement images. Makeup artist Maddy Fearn was inspired by bold coloured light highlighting the face at different angles and used strong fuchsia creme pigment to create an exciting effect. The photographer Karen Hancock used lighting to create shadows enhancing the sculptural effect of the garments. The result is both imaginative and intriguing.

Photography: Karen Hancock
Make-up & Hair: Maddy Fearn
Model: Verity Anderson
Artwork: Laurie Griffiths

Exploring the Void

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Is the Void really empty?

A series of photographs were taken of garments from my “Start at the End” collection viewing them from another perspective and exploring the Japanese concept of “Ma” which can be loosely translated as “gap” or “pause”.

The model experimented with ways of stretching her limbs and head in different openings in the garments, which were created by the construction process. In this context the empty space can be as exciting and as much a place for exploration as filled space.

I wanted to question the static nature of a garment and the perception that is to only be worn one way. In examining the way in which a garment takes its form from the human body and how movement brings it to life I have a greater understanding of the relationship between the two.

 

Exhibitor at Origin

Origin

I will be exhibiting at Origin 2010, the London Craft Fair hosted at Old Spitalfields Market on the 23rd-29th September 2010.

Origin 2010 will be presented by Tent London for the Crafts Council as a major presence during the London Design Festival and presents the very best of craft talent and quality.

Photoshoot organized by Stylist Claire Wacey at Southbank, London

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It is always interesting when someone else styles my work because sometimes they see it from a different perspective to me.  I was inspired by the photos in which the models wore skin-tight body suits underneath my twisted strip dresses because it emphases the open and structural nature of the pieces.  It has given me many ideas with layering for my next collection.

Photography by Jarka Snajberkova

Styling Claire Wacey www.clairewacey.com

Make up Tara Mears

Models Alice French and Goda from Cosmic Model Agency.

Winner of the Young Accessory Designer of the Year Award 2010

Young Designer

I am excited to announce my success at the Clothes Show London Young Accessory Designer of the Year Competition 2010 in partnership with the Fashion and Textile Museum.

I was inspired by the work of Ricardo Legorreta, the Mexican architect behind the bold and colourful building of the Fashion and Textile Museum.  After researching his work, I was especially interested in the design features of the Hotel Camino Real in Mexico including the structural pink metal folded screen by the hotel pool.  Initially, I experimented with folding and cutting coloured paper to develop my ideas further.

I went on to experiment with techniques on my Fine gauge Industrial knitting machine in cotton yarn, bright Neon Lurex and Lycra to create pleated effects similar to those of the folded structure of the pool screen.

The entries were judged by FTM’s Commercial Director, Alison Lewy and Managing Director of Clothes Show London, Gavin Brown.