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Andrew Kenny

MA work

Nowadays it is common for people to have a large turnover of clothing. Global warming, soaring commodity prices, economic recession and raw material shortages tell us that this is increasingly unsustainable. This project aims to create textiles that users will want to keep for longer. 


In the surface design of these textiles, I aim to build an emotional relationship with the end user. Analysing information publicly available on a person’s Facebook page enables me to build up a visual impression of that person. Through drawing, print and embroidery this can be interpreted into textiles that contain emotional connections.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2011

  • Nowadays it is common for people to have a large turnover of clothing. Global warming, soaring commodity prices, economic recession and raw material shortages tell us that this is increasingly unsustainable. This project aims to create textiles that users will want to keep for longer. 


    In the surface design of these textiles, I aim to build an emotional relationship with the end user. Analysing information publicly available on a person’s Facebook page enables me to build up a visual impression of that person. Through drawing, print and embroidery this can be interpreted into textiles that contain emotional connections.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textiles (First class), Goldsmiths' College, University of London, 2005
  • Experience

  • Director, London Embroidery Studio, London, 2007-present; Lecturer (fashion textiles), London College of Fashion, 2008-present; Guest lectuer, Digital Craft Conference, London, 2008; Head designer, Kisa Ltd, London, 2006-7
  • Exhibitions

  • Man Group Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art, 2011; White Feast, Italian Cultural Institute, London, 2010; Digital Craft Exhibition, London Metropolitan University, 2007; Kisa Ltd A/W 07 Exhibition, London Fashion Week Tent, 2007