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Show RCA 2019

Rebecca Marsden

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Tightly Knit? An investigation into the practice of knitting in the Faroe Islands, as a means of cross cultural adaption and integration within the island communities

Knitwear on Air

A series of aerial dance sequences in performance knit body suit. Performed by Anna Mc Donnell.


  • Rebecca Marsden – Womenswear Knitwear

    A practice driven by exploring moments of pressure and release has led to the development of a body of work that focuses on luxury performance knitwear garments. 

    Combing structure and moments of suspension, this collection has been developed and documented in an aerial dance context.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fashion Design, Limerick School of Art and Design, 2012
  • Experiences

  • Designer and creative director, Rebecca Marsden, Sligo, 2012–present; Lecturer, St Angela's College, Sligo 2014–2016; CraftED coordinator and facilitator, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, 2014–2017; Designer, Brown Thomas CREATE, Dublin, 2012–2016; Intern, Eudon Choi, London, 2011
  • Awards

  • Santoni Pioneer Program, Shanghai, 2019; Science Foundation Ireland, Future/Fashion Residency, 2017; Institute of Designers in Ireland, IDI Fashion Design Award, 2016; Irish Fashion Innovation Award, Designer of the Year, 2014; Homi Makers Design Award, Milan, 2014; LIT, Graduate Award, Limerick School of Art and Design 2012
  • Funding

  • Anne Tyrrell Memorial Fund, Janey Iornside Award
  • Sponsors

  • BeMiva Filati, Fillpucci, Zegna Baruffa, UPW, Adidas
  • Collaborators

  • Model: Nicola Brodie-Scott; Photographer: Rachel Hardwick; Film editor: Nicci James
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