Amelia Brown is a Fashion Designer specialising in Knitwear. Within her work, she experiments with patterns, textures, and sustainable practices to develop innovative and Fashion relevant solutions in Design and Knitted Textiles.
Amelia marries design with human experience, ancient practice and anthropology. She has an inherent need to identify and understand the context and methodology behind clothing found in historical documentary photography.
Historically, people were defined by their clothing or costumes. Fishermen wore Ganseys. Komus, Japanese mendicant monks, wore straw baskets on their heads. People would adapt and maintain their precious items of clothing. Repairing them or making them into something new and useful because they had to. Clothing used to be precious and homemade. Made specifically with one person in mind.
Documentary photography by photographers such as Hiroshi Hamaya, have informed silhouettes that engulf and tie to the body. The collection is designed to last the wearer’s lifetime as well as being able to adapt as the wearer changes. The combination of coated fabrics and knitted textures creates warming yet durable clothing.
Mohair Plaid – 8gg, Mohair Plaid in burnt orange and beige. Tape – 12gg, ½ Milano Tape in 4 ends of Ash Blue Wool. Dark Green 100% Silk Dupion.