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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Andrew Bell

Show RCA work

Major project:


  • My MA work aims towards the development of a future tailoring direction, defined by sonic welding and taping technology. 

    The outerwear pieces that I have produced are cut from side-profile and fold completely flat. These pieces are constructed without sewing, offering cross-sections of an aesthetic that is razor sharp, structured and lightweight.

    Through the removal of canvasing, pad-stitching and interlinings these pieces offer side-on perspectives to the traditional. This work equally collapses the material frameworks that shape our ideals of 'value' and 'luxury' within fashion. Taking inspiration from everyday objects, such as single-use Hoover bags and rubber doorstops, my process considers the beauty in the banal; combining elements of luxury and the lo-fi as one. 


  • Previous degrees

  • BDes (Hons) Fashion Womenswear, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2014
  • Awards

  • IFF Future of Fragrance Award, 2019
  • Funding

  • Kildare Village Scholarship, Value Retail Fashion Scholarship 2017–2019, House of Fraser Bursary, 2018
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