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Eleonore Godeau

MA work


The project explores the aesthetic and functional potential of knotting applied to garment and accessories.


By methodically exaggerating embroideries, stitching and knots, it aims at revealing and subverting the relationship between the knots decorative qualities and its practical nature.


The scope for exploration spans between accessory, jewelry, garment, furniture and product design, and the techniques used can be declined into a multitude of purposes.


The material studies looks to open a new perspective on rope (a thirty-thousand year old technology) within a contemporary aesthetic sensibility, and taps into the vast historical knowledge of the thousands of existing knots.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2017


    mixed media

  • Eleonore was born in Paris, France in 1986. 

    Her work explores the relationship between materials and garment with an interest to the instinctive emotions generated by the textile medium.

    Before achieving an MA in Textile Mixed Media at the Royal College of Art, she studied acting and womenswear fashion design, and pursued a further specialisation in textile at La Mairie de Paris.    

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion, Studio Bercot, Paris, 2013; BA Acting, Cours Eva Saint Paul, 2010
  • Experience

  • Internship costume design, Movie 'Cornelius, Le Meunier Hurlant', 2016; Internship costume design, Movie 'Chocolat', Paris, 2014; Internship Luxury Communication, Mafia, Paris, 2014; Internship print design, Eric Bompard, Paris, 2014; Internship production logistic and design, Les Prairies de Paris, 2013; Textile Workshop, Japan, 2016; Weaving Workshop, South of France, 2015; Natural Dyeing Workshop, Paris, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Musee D'Orsay, Fashion Show, Paris, 2013