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Jenny Hortlund

MA work

My work reflects an appreciation of clean silhouettes, attention to detail, quality and finish. I also have a specific interest in tailored clothing.

Inspired by 1960s pin-up girls and the fetish-wear of Bettie Page, my collection combines sexy sheer knits with stiff and structured knitted pieces. The contrast of the different drape of yarns is key to my work. Luxurious silk knits are combined with leather trousers and chunky hand knits.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2008

    Specialism

    Knitwear

  • My work reflects an appreciation of clean silhouettes, attention to detail, quality and finish. I also have a specific interest in tailored clothing.

    Inspired by 1960s pin-up girls and the fetish-wear of Bettie Page, my collection combines sexy sheer knits with stiff and structured knitted pieces. The contrast of the different drape of yarns is key to my work. Luxurious silk knits are combined with leather trousers and chunky hand knits.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Knitwear, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, 2006; Practical Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden, 1998; Diploma in Foundation Studies, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, 2003
  • Experience

  • Design Studio Assistant, Stella McCartney, London, 2005; Assistant (produced inspirational hand knit samples), Alexander McQueen, London, 2005; Knitted show piece for London Fashion Week, A/W 2008, English Eccentrics, London, 2008; Internship/studio assistant (produced toiles and finished garments for fittings and special projects, producing finished showpieces for the catwalk), Alexander McQueen, London, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Rowan Yarns, Liberty Department Store, London, 2007; Knitted Textile Student Award, Alexandra Palace, London, 2006; James Hare Silks, Premiere Vision (large-scale illustrated 3D collages for window display), Paris, France, 2006
  • Awards

  • Third Prize, T-shirt Design for Mass Production, New Look's Annual T-shirt Competition, 2005; First Prize, Hand knitting, Rowan Design Award, 2007