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Show RCA 2019

Skye Gwillim

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Major project:

In This Position: Seated Persons

In This Position: Seated Persons is a study of an obsession with the seated body. An encyclopaedia and archive of gesture, and an autobiography of my own body and the bodies of those I have anonymously observed. I have taken hundreds of photographs of people 'sitting and waiting' within public transport in London; banal photographs of everyday poses and gestures. An observation of the boundary between the body, the space and the object. An obsessive study of the ways of 'sitting and waiting' and the ways of 'carrying and concealing'. 


  • School

    School of Design


    MA Fashion Womenswear


    Fashion: Accessories

  • Contact

  • My collection is a study of the seated body. My practice involves observing people in everyday settings, analysing their bodies and gestures and using fashion accessories to become an extension of the body. This started from an obsession with the book Let's Take Back Our Space: Female and Male Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures by German feminist photographer, Marianne Wex.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2014
  • Awards

  • Finalist, International Talent Support: Accessories, 2019
  • Funding

  • Elaine Scholarship, Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, Coats Foundation Trust, House of Fraser Bursary
  • Sponsors

  • Bodin-Joyeux
  • Collaborators

  • Tabitha Ringwood, Footwear Designer; Ailsa Ogden, Graphic Designer
Royal College of Art