Fflur Cadwaladr Owen

MA work

Adventure and intrigue captures my imagination, I see my graduate collection as an ensemble of curious objects, inspired by my own cabinet of curiosities. I wanted to recreate, for all, the feeling of discovering for the first time a certain unique beauty found in a natural object. I create pieces by working in 3D form, with design sensitivity. Having studied human emotional attachment to handbags and fashion accessories for my dissertation, I am eager to create pieces that conjure up deep feelings of emotion.

By fusing my admiration and knowledge of traditional craftsmanship, with the aesthetics of luxury leather and my attention to detail, I try to capture the beauty of a raw natural item, and re-craft it in an individual and intriguing way.

Moving forward from my pre-collection, I have introduced the use of plastics and a variety of textures to my work. The rich combination of materials convey a texture of different emotions and show an inspirational resourcefulness.

By working with a jeweller, I have created unique pieces of hardware from detailed castings of natural objects. These intricate items display the beauty of a natural object with great subtlety and ensure that an affinity with natural form is always present in even the smallest item. Hybrid exoskeleton silver creations add gravitas to the collection, and a certain macabre quality.

Info

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2013

  • Adventure and intrigue captures my imagination, I see my graduate collection as an ensemble of curious objects, inspired by my own cabinet of curiosities. I wanted to recreate, for all, the feeling of discovering for the first time a certain unique beauty found in a natural object. I create pieces by working in 3D form, with design sensitivity. Having studied human emotional attachment to handbags and fashion accessories for my dissertation, I am eager to create pieces that conjure up deep feelings of emotion.

    By fusing my admiration and knowledge of traditional craftsmanship, with the aesthetics of luxury leather and my attention to detail, I try to capture the beauty of a raw natural item, and re-craft it in an individual and intriguing way.

    Moving forward from my pre-collection, I have introduced the use of plastics and a variety of textures to my work. The rich combination of materials convey a texture of different emotions and show an inspirational resourcefulness.

    By working with a jeweller, I have created unique pieces of hardware from detailed castings of natural objects. These intricate items display the beauty of a natural object with great subtlety and ensure that an affinity with natural form is always present in even the smallest item. Hybrid exoskeleton silver creations add gravitas to the collection, and a certain macabre quality.

  • Degrees

  • Level Three Diploma (Distinction), Foundation Studies (Art & Design), Coleg Menai, Bangor, 2006; BA (Hons), Fashion Design (Womenswear), University of Westminster, 2009
  • Experience

  • Embellishment and SLG designer, Lulu Guinness, London, 2011; Design assistant, Karen Millen, London, 2009–11
  • Exhibitions

  • Sand People, 10 Festival for Fashion and Photography, Vienna, Austria, 2010; Craft the Leather, Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium, Linea Pelle, Bologna, Italy, 2012