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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Amelia Posey Zalika Pemberton

Show RCA work

  • Play
  • Pleats Shape and Tape

    Pleats Shape and Tape, Amelia Pemberton 2019
    Photographer: Amelia Pemberton

  • Pleats Shape and Tape

    Pleats Shape and Tape, Amelia Pemberton 2018
    Photographer: Amelia Pemberton

  • The always adapted shirt

    The always adapted shirt, Amelia Pemberton
    Photographer: Amelia Pemberton

  • Rosa suit

    Rosa suit, Amelia pemberton 2019
    Photographer: Amelia Pemberton

  • Tulip swimwear

    Tulip swimwear, Amelia pemberton 2019
    Photographer: Amelia Pemberton

  • Verity - Enrica Scotter suit

    Verity - Enrica Scotter suit, Amelia Pemberton 2018
    Photographer: Amelia Pemberton

  • MOOD

    MOOD, Amelia Pemberton 2019

Major project:

DARN

Amelia Pemberton’s ‘couture workwear’ embraces a myriad of influences. Her aesthetic combines British fashions, locations and traditions; from horse racing jockey’s uniforms and native/European folklore (particularly Bulgarian) folklore, to heritage landscapes and gardens, such as those at Great Dixter in East Sussex. 

Pemberton has re-patched print, weave and embroidery to form her own modern-classical collection paying homage to 'Tativille'– a catch-all reference for the French comic director whose films – the American critic, Jonathan Rosenbaum, wrote in an essay for Criterion – embrace, 'Not play or time, but a combination of these two concepts'.

Through her inclination to collaboration the series, Pleats Shape and Tape was born. Its design process is led by the invitee, leading to unpredictable pattern cutting and textile combinations through play; the work underpinned by a sense of engagement that is elegant, but not graceful, playful but not silly. Amelia Pemberton is proud to always work collaboratively to further explore her understanding of textiles, creating unique meticulous garments along the way.


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  • Amelia Pemberton embraces a myriad of influences. Her aesthetic combines British fashions, locations and traditions; from horse racing jockey’s uniforms and native/European folklore. Pemberton has re-patched print, weave and embroidery to form her own modern-classical collection

    Through her inclination for collaboration the series Pleats Shape and Tape was born. Its design process is led by the invitee, leading to unpredictable pattern cutting and textile combinations through play; the work underpinned by a sense of engagement that is elegant, but not graceful, playful but not silly. Amelia Pemberton is proud to always work collaboratively, to further explore her understanding of textiles, creating unique meticulous garments along the way.



  • Previous degrees

  • BA Womenswear, Falmouth University of Arts, 2014
  • Experiences

  • Freelance embellisher, Alexander McQueen 2019; Senior designer, Donna Wilson, 2017, Assistant designer, Ally Capellino, 2016; General designer, Orla Kiely, 2014; Freelance embellisher, Karen Nicol, 2012; Founder of company, Doobydolls, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Studio; Define', photography documentary exhibition, 2014
  • Publications

  • 'Tallulah', self published photography book, 2019; 'Rosa', self published photography book, 2018
  • Awards

  • Duke of Edinburg, Gold Award, 2011; Olympus OM1 Competition, 2013
Royal College of Art