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Abbie Shaw

MA work

My work challenges ideas of shape on the body, exploring the ways in which 2D becomes 3D, creating square box-like forms that are playful yet wearable. Structural, uncluttered silhouettes help realise clean, sharp lines which add to this cartoonesque, quirky feel.

Inspiration for colour has been taken from Martin Parr's garish, clashing photographs of everyday scenes from the 70s.

Combining wools and plastics to create contrast of fabric and texture, help to add to the jarring, oddity of Parr's work.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2008

  • My work challenges ideas of shape on the body, exploring the ways in which 2D becomes 3D, creating square box-like forms that are playful yet wearable. Structural, uncluttered silhouettes help realise clean, sharp lines which add to this cartoonesque, quirky feel.

    Inspiration for colour has been taken from Martin Parr's garish, clashing photographs of everyday scenes from the 70s.

    Combining wools and plastics to create contrast of fabric and texture, help to add to the jarring, oddity of Parr's work.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Womenswear, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London, 2006
  • Experience

  • Associate Lecturer, London College of Communication, 2006-8; Design Assistant, Birdie, London, 2005; Studio Assistant, Aloe, London, 2005; Studio Assistant, Peter Jensen, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Finalist, RSA Fashion Competition, RSA Design Directions, 2005