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Kelly Allen

MA work

Drawing and recording everyday life, experiences and journeys is the core inspiration to my creativity.

My sophisticated and sometimes humorous illustrations use collage block colour with delicate line and considered spatial composition. These are translated directly into signature, engineered and repeat prints for fashion.

This collection of luxury casualwear garments is inspired by west London, depicting scenes that suggest a narrative: picturesque wharf houses, small river boats docked on the Thames, views of the ornate Hammersmith Bridge and Kensington Gardens, combined with bird and stripe motifs; quirky yet sensitive designs for womenswear using both traditional screen processes and digital technologies.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2007

    Specialism

    Printed Textiles

  • Drawing and recording everyday life, experiences and journeys is the core inspiration to my creativity.

    My sophisticated and sometimes humorous illustrations use collage block colour with delicate line and considered spatial composition. These are translated directly into signature, engineered and repeat prints for fashion.

    This collection of luxury casualwear garments is inspired by west London, depicting scenes that suggest a narrative: picturesque wharf houses, small river boats docked on the Thames, views of the ornate Hammersmith Bridge and Kensington Gardens, combined with bird and stripe motifs; quirky yet sensitive designs for womenswear using both traditional screen processes and digital technologies.

  • Experience

  • Vintage Print Restorer, Eyefix Silks, London, 2006; Studio Assistant, Jessica Ogden, London, 2004; Print Assistant, Eley Kishimoto, London, 2004; Studio Assisitant, Ann-Louise Roswald, London, 2002
  • Exhibitions

  • Hammersmith New Designers Fair, Hammersmith Town Hall, London, 2005; New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2005; Graduate Fashion Week, Battersea Park, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Winner, Bedeck Bedlinen, 2006; Winner, Graduate Fashion Week, Textile Portfolio Award, 2005; Third Prize, Man Group Drawing Prize, 2007