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Helen Wilde

MA work

My work is an exploration of what footwear needs to be, with the possibilities of what it can be. Inspiration comes from the combination of nature (both processes and resulting objects) with speculative ideas about the future.

I love the process of design and making, from taking the initial concept and translating it into collections that are mindful of values of commerciality, to the need for the footwear to be worn and very much loved by the wearer. I'd ideally like to work with people whose personal culture reflects an appreciation for both continued learning and challenge through design.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2008

    Specialism

    Footwear

  • My work is an exploration of what footwear needs to be, with the possibilities of what it can be. Inspiration comes from the combination of nature (both processes and resulting objects) with speculative ideas about the future.

    I love the process of design and making, from taking the initial concept and translating it into collections that are mindful of values of commerciality, to the need for the footwear to be worn and very much loved by the wearer. I'd ideally like to work with people whose personal culture reflects an appreciation for both continued learning and challenge through design.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Design for Communication Media: Illustration, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1993
  • Experience

  • Design Assistant, Paul Seville, London, 2004; Design Assistant, Mootich, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Winner, Award for Innovation: Collaboration Project with Industrial Design Engineers, RCA Selected Works, 2007; Winner, Mobility Choice Award for Urban Mobility, Helen Hamlyn Design for Future Selves, 2007; Joint Winner, Footwear Design, Manolo Blahnik Renaissance Project, 2007