Charlotte Casey

Contact:
sewlotslots@gmail.com
University/School:
The University for the Creative Arts
Location:
Creative Arts
Specialism:
Accessory DesignFashion DesignIllustrationSportswear & LeisurewearTextilesWomenswear
About Me

Hi I'm Charlotte, a fashion textiles graduate from UCA Rochester

I am a super creative person from South London, who finds visual inspiration from everywhere I go and especially within mundane, overlooked everyday things. I’ve loved being a fashion student, getting to fully immerse myself within pure creativity for months whilst producing my final collection garments and digital printed fabric.

As well as textile design, it is super surreal to me that I now know how to design and construct my own clothes; the skills I’ve developed throughout my degree such as pattern cutting combined with textile printing techniques should lead me to an exciting career in the creative industries. I am excited to gain work experience over the next few months within different sectors including womenswear, accessories design and textiles printing, in order to discover where I best fit and where my skills can grow.

INSPIRATION

Practising mindfulness on everyday journeys

I love leading a busy life, taking trips to new places to experience new things. As a result, I find myself using public transport often, especially in London where I have grown a great appreciation for TFL design. My textile prints feature familiar landmarks associated with travelling; train platforms and underground tube carriages, as well as crowds of people and tartan moquette-inspired seating.

I tend to do my thinking on public transport. Sat staring out the window, it’s easy to get lost in your thoughts for a bit with less distractions around. With more people dealing with anxious thoughts like myself, I wanted my concept to resemble one of my coping mechanisms; travelling. Being able to pause and and practise mindfulness allows me to not get overwhelmed by things and maintain a balanced outlook of life.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Intricate details sewn onto my digitally printed fabrics

I absolutely love working on small, niche elements of a garment or accessory, such as adding texture and volume using puffer filling or embedding secret inner pockets to a cross body bag. In addition to my final garment collection, I created a bag collection using scrap fabric left over to reduce waste and bring new accessories to life. I adopted an applique-like technique when creating my oversized puffer body warmer, by printing out my digital drawing onto fabric using dye sublimation, and then outlined each colour block using an industrial sewing machine. Even though this process was extremely time consuming, I can’t wait to experiment with different digital prints to apply to new accessories and garments to possibly sell.

"Take it all one day at a time and enjoy the journey." - Kristi Bartlett
Accessory DesignFashion DesignIllustrationSportswear & LeisurewearTextilesWomenswear
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