Arts Degree Show2016

Helen Whalley


‘Retro Garden’: a collection for fashion, driven by my affinity for painting.

The textures and colours of an English country garden are heightened and combined with pattern and flowing brushstrokes. The resulting collection is dynamic and exuberant. I have used a mixture of processes and fabrics to create these prints for Spring/Summer 17. My interests lie in creating textiles for fashion that are an expression of joy and vibrancy, as opposed to vanity. I envisage the print collection on oversized street-style silhouettes, adding a contrasting urban edge to the theme.


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