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Ariane Fourquier

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Ariane is a weave designer who focuses on creating interactive wearable textiles. Her work explores the impact of trauma on the mind, body and brain. The purpose of her work is to investigate the concept of touch therapy, and help people dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder recover their senses, both through visual and tactile explorations.

Her very fine and delicate designs explore mistakes and imperfections, and how they can become part of a design. These mistakes represent scars and the idea that the memory of a trauma will persist, but that it is possible to live with it.

Ariane creates textiles that help women feel safe in their own bodies; and focuses on developing textures that awaken the sensations and emotions of happiness, serenity, self, beauty, self-esteem and empowerment.


  • Ariane's work investigates the link between health and designs, and has a strong purpose in helping others. She creates very fine interactive woven textiles that explore the concept of touch therapy. Her work focuses on transparency and opacity; hiding, revealing, and layering. It explores mistakes and imperfections, and how they can become part of a design.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Textiles: Embroidery and Embellishment, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2015
  • Experiences

  • Fabric/textile/design development assistant, Alexander Wang, New York, 2016; Design assistant, Jasper Conran, London, 2016–2017; Freelance illustrator, Maria Luisa, Paris, 2013–2014
  • Exhibitions

  • CHEMFest, Science Museum, London, 2019; Draw Fashion CASS ART X LCF, London College of Fashion, London, 2015; Hand & Lock Prize, Bishopsgate Institute, 2015
  • Awards

  • The Cockpit Arts/The Clothworkers' Company Award, 2019; Second place, Nina de Yorke Illustration Competition, 2015; Hand & Lock Prize, 2015; Winner, Maria Luisa Illustration Competition, 2012-2013
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