Ellie Stillingfleet

Contact:
Estillin@hotmail.co.uk
University/School:
University of Brighton
Location:
Brighton
Specialism:
Atelier DesignAward NomineeFashion DesignKnitwear DesignWomenswear
About Me

Womenswear Design Graduate From University of Brighton

As a womenswear designer I enjoy fusing typically feminine styles with masculine elements. I enjoy playing with volume and proportion, creating interesting layered silhouettes, always focusing on the detail; craftsmanship and construction.

Having interned at Molly Goddard and Victoria Beckham I have gained invaluable insight into design and production. My collection has been informed not only by my own visual inspirations but also the experiences and expertise gained from my placements.

INSPIRATION

Taking inspiration from the ways of wearing and make do and mend culture.

This is a collection inspired by the ways of wearing and deconstruction of hand-me-down clothing. Exploring themes of make do and mend by developing silhouette and form on the body, these pieces are rudimentary in their construction, expressing the conscious and unconscious ways children style their clothing. Inspired by Perry Ogden and his 'Pony Kids' series, this collection looks at the serendipity of his subjects clothing, interpreting and visualising the understated details into something much more.

Many pieces from this collection stemmed from self timer photographic sessions in which one simple item of clothing, such as a men's shirt or an Aran knit jumper, became a multitude of different and fresh outcomes. This collection celebrates the beauty we find in the forgotten and discarded. It embodies uniqueness and individual spirit.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Using a combination of traditional and modern techniques to create new fabrics and silhouettes.

Inspired by old floral oil paintings, I created a laser etched floral design that covered 5m of organic cotton twill. The idea was to create a design that visualised the patina we leave on our clothing. The physical etching and the gentle wearing down of the fabric seemed to perfectly encapsulate the overall mood of this collection.

An embodiment of the authenticity of youth; a contradiction of fragility and fearlessness.
Atelier DesignAward NomineeFashion DesignKnitwear DesignWomenswear
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