Fit for Consumption?
Fleece and Neoprene Sweater Collection.
Overlay Food Shapes
Digital Embroidery of drawing work of abstract food shapes on PVC.
Stylised food shapes.
Overlay designs using abstract food shapes.
Lilac fleece with Hand Embellishment.
Lilac neoprene sweater
Neoprene Sweater hand embellished with cutwork.
Abstract food shapes print
Print made from my drawing work based on simplified shapes of food.
Grey Neoprene Sweater
Expantex printed and hand embellished.
Abstract shapes embroidery
Digitally embroidered abstract food shapes on grey neoprene
Hazel May specialises in multi-media textiles. Her work has focused on combining the use of hand embellishment and embroidery, fabric manipulation, print, hand work techniques, laser cut and digital embroidery. She has advanced skills utilising digital softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Wilcom.
Her unisex fashion collection "Fit for Consumption" explores the artificial nature of convenience food. She aimed to objectify food through illustrating inedible foods as a visual pun and comment on artificial sustenance. Through the representation of inedible food, she aimed to imply a deeper meaning behind the concept, making the viewer question the overarching idea of what is 'real' and what is not, in the lives we lead. She has utilised a focused colour palette with small energetic splashes of bright tones. Hazel plans to work in fabric sourcing and buying.
Exhibiting Designs at Premiere Vision (2017) Representing Loughborough University at Clothes Show (2017) Designed the 2017 Rhosneigr Boating Association Clothing
Work experience at Dash and Miller (2014) Kirsteen Benson of Enchanted Textile Design(2014) Rebecca Hoyes (2014) Also experienced and worked as a florist
June 2017 - June 2018
Worked on my placement year at: -Jaguar Land Rover working in the colour and materials team. -Emilia Wickstead as the Bespoke and Bridal Intern. -Suzie Turner Couture as a stitch and embellishment intern and studio manager. -Jenny King Embroidery as a stitch and embellishment intern.