Bryony Ely is a British designer whose work, thus far, tends to centre around humanity and nature, altering forms and notions of connectedness. She has specialised in knitwear and womenswear, yet she is keen to explore broader fields.
Fascinated by physical notions of humanity in an increasingly disconnected and digital society, my recent work explores tangible aspects of human connection. The process of casting and integrating metal work into my graduate collection has sparked a curiosity into a more multidisciplinary approach. One which I am keen to develop alongside my current interests in knitwear, sportswear, complex pattern cutting and conscious, less impactful design. During my studies I have been shortlisted for numerous live, industry set projects and have gained invaluable and varying industry experience.
Born from a fascination with jewellery and intrigue for heirlooms, molten memory explores juxtaposing sentimental tendencies. Torn between the desire to protect and preserve that which is comfortable and safe or to embrace the vulnerability of renewal. Portrayed through hard, protective woven pieces against delicate knits. Notions of preservation are mimicked within intarsia knit as saturated areas of blue wrap and mould to the contours of each wearer creating personal formations of shape.
Overly protective woven pieces developed alongside delicate knits that serve to wrap and preserve the form. Concepts which have bled into the creation of accessories and footwear.