Lucy Alice Growdon

Contact:
lucyalicegrowdon@btinternet.com
University/School:
University of Salford
Location:
Salford
Specialism:
Accessory DesignFashion DesignIllustrationPhotographyWomenswear
About Me

HELLO, I'M LUCY A GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

My design choices come from what I see around me, often creating outcomes that reflect my interests and memories which can be related to by many. I think that fashion creates a platform for us all to show where we fit into society and my designs are a way of showing who I am as I create a path for myself and my career.

My aim is to make work that amplifies the beauty in the things that surround us. This includes objects, relationships and structures. I enjoy working with modern technology and unconventional materials to create products that are displayable and functional. I take inspiration from traditional techniques to adapt into my design process making my products contemporary with a nod to the past.

INSPIRATION

MY INITIAL IDEA WAS CREATED FROM MY INTEREST IN ARCHITECTURE AND ASTRONOMICAL DISCOVERY

During lockdown living with my partner the way we would make each day feel different was a fact of the day. He is a graduate of physics so I would often receive facts on space and time and he would learn about art and fashion techniques. I began my research thinking of our differences and seeing if I could create a concept with them then I remembered some photographic slides of astrological events I had gifted him. I then came across observatories during my research, which perfectly joined our interests.

My third year at University I was set a two week project where I had to choose a book as a concept to create a garment. I chose a book called 'The Natural History Of Britain & Europe'. I used to take this book with me on walks when I was a child. I used the imagary inside to inspire my product which I used bamboo silk to make as I wanted to use a high quality natural fibre to reflect my research. My end product included circular channels and charms in response to berry forms.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

I USED VEG TANNED LEATHER SCRAPS AND 3D PRINTED SHAPES TO CREATE A STRUCTURAL BAG

I had to use leather offcuts to fit in with the briefing set by ARTSTHREAD and Rollacoaster for their 'Real Leather, Stay Different' International student Competition. I chose to use 3D printing to create a frame for leather slots to fit in so I could utilise smaller, thicker pieces of veg tanned leather. I created a capsule to hold two 3D printed figures creating the appearance of a couple laying inside an observatory stating up at the stars to further my concept. In order to make the 3D printed and leather pieces match in colour I chose to use a spray paint, which also covered imperfections in the leather offcuts.

"The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope". – Henry Ward Beecher (45)
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