EMILY ROSE

Contact:
2010emilysaunders@gmail.com
University/School:
Norwich University of the Arts
Location:
Norwich
Specialism:
Accessory DesignAtelier DesignAward NomineeFashion DesignIllustrationWomenswear
About Me

ARTIST - DESIGNER - ILLUSTRATOR - SCULPTOR - CREATIVE THINKER

SPACE - STRUCTURE - EXAGGERATED FORM - NARRATIVE - MOVEMENT - Nurturing CRAFTSMANSHIP not mass consumption.

Womenswear designer, blurring boundaries between art and fashion. I love to explore creative pattern cutting and drape both on the body and through the space around it. I place a high value on craftsmanship and pride myself in my attention to detail and technical ability. I am highly motivated, enthusiastic, like a challenge, and am always curious and eager to learn new things. Please always feel free to contact me for collaboration or enquiries.

INSPIRATION

QuiXoTIsM. a dress code to Wonderland.

Darkly elegant and expressively minimalist with a twist of satire. Inspired, or rather uninspired, by isolation in lockdown, you fall down a rabbit hole into your own mind. You start dreaming of quixocity – ‘an idealism without regard to practicality’. ‘Normal’ no longer exists. We may need a new dress code when we find our way out again. We may need a dress code to Wonderland.

An escapism collection but with melancholy elegance. These exaggerated, expressive silhouettes and accessories are fun, space-owning and attention-drawing – they exude confidence and frivolity, perfect for re-entering social activities. However, the dark colour palette reflects the more sinister undertones of mental health throughout this period. Other reference stemmed from personal photograph archives, influence of Edwardian dress, surrealism, Sunday best, and Jonathan Miller’s 1966 Alice in Wonderland.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Stuck in my bedroom in a national lockdown, I became my own muse.

I developed a process to generate idea development, a self-portrait film series exploring experimental drapes on and around my body. These videos recorded my momentum and my collection became more fluid reflecting the state of limbo we found ourselves in each day. The repeated circle motif and the dark colour palette mirrored my own struggle during the lockdown, falling down this rabbit hole inside my head. However, we have had time to reflect. To think. Coming out of lockdown is a new beginning. We can create our own ‘Wonderland’ where we can curate what we want our future world to look like. This collection is a seasonless collection. It rejects consumerism. The theme of circles and the discovered draping technique, make this collection a continuum of endless possibilities. This collection is not bound by time and it will not expire. Design features from classic garments such as the trench coat have also been considered to help create longevity within pieces.

EMILY ROSE
Accessory DesignAtelier DesignAward NomineeFashion DesignIllustrationWomenswear
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