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Chloe Orange

MA work

Hold your Own

The inspiration to 'Hold Your Own' has come from a variety of different elements of research which I have been developing over my time at the Royal College of Art. One of the main inspirations has been the works of the Scottish artist, Alan Davie. I have been captured by the energy his paintings convey and his clever use of colour. 

The other key element to the project was a short video clip of a young school girl skipping in the play ground of her school in rural India, which I filmed whilst travelling around Rajasthan. Everything she captures in the short clip, her enthusiasm, style, soul, attitude and humour I wanted to achieve in my designs.

Info

  • Profile
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2014

    Specialism

    Knitwear

  • My Womenswear Knitwear collection is aimed at a young creative audience with a fresh attitude towards dressing, but with a respectful nod to tradition. In combining oversized silhouettes, relaxed sportswear  with menswear-inspired authentic detailing, the collection’s outline will capture styles that can act as interchangeable wardrobe classics, yet still expresses a free-spirit approach.

    Designs are kept neat and bold but uncomplicated in cut, offering relaxed comfort. Conventional knitted techniques are used in innovative ways that are then highlighted with flashes of contemporary finishings and treatments.  Colour, print and surface texture form the backbone to the design process and play an important role in the overall story. 

    The enthusiasm my wearer has to travel and to experience new cultures has meant she appreciates quality and unique quirky intricacies. This belief and knowledge has led her to love the often-unseen workmanship in garments and greatly values designs complexities.  

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion, Manchester School or Art, 2012; Foundation, Art and Design, Lancaster and Morecambe College, 2009
  • Experience

  • Musa, London, 2012–present; Studio assistant, Aitor Throup, London, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • Feel the Yarn, Pitti Filati, Florence, 2013; Graduate Fashion Week, London, 2012
  • Awards

  • ASOS Design Competition, 2011; Dorothy Perkins Print Design Competition, 2011
  • Publications

  • Paul Gottelier, Europe: Rising Fashion Designer 2, 2013, pp 136-137