Up-cycled Denim Jacket. Aplique technique combining recycled fabrics creating mapped faces, using Digital Embroidery.
Digitally Printed money-tartan print with a Digitally embroidered pound sign trim hand embroidered onto the trouser panel.
Digital printed contemporary tartan pattern combined with a deconstructed recycled back shirt panel. Graphics created by Laser Cut Etching and Digital Embroidery.
Vest created by Laser Cut.
Love digital print, quilted using Digital Embroidery.
Fragmented waterproof map, Use of Digital Embroidery to create an uneven surface.
Silk sheer Digital Printed scarf and deconstructed recycled jeans with Digital Print.
Digitally embroidered eyes into a contemporary Digital Printed tartan.
Katie specialises in Integrated Digital Practice. She combines digital print, digital embroidery and laser cutting alongside hand processes, to produce exciting textile developments. Katie has advanced skills in digital software including use of the Adobe Suite and Wilcom Embroidery.
'A Tale of Two Cities' Katie’s collection captures the story of wealth disparity within a city, where people are driven by money and often choose to ignore important social issues. Katie has been inspired by individuals who lead nomadic lifestyles whom she met in her hometown of Manchester and on her year abroad in Atlanta. It is estimated that around 1.6 billion people, more than 20% of the world’s population, may lack adequate housing. Through creative deconstruction of recycled materials and garments, Katie has produced broken and uneven textures using digital embroidery and laser cutting to reflect fragmented lives. The mapped faces represent people constantly on the move to seek shelter and safety, in contrast to the eyes and money symbols highlighting materialistic consumption. The collection explores the tension between two different faces of a city, challenging our perspectives on wealth, homelessness and the spaces we live in. After graduating, Katie aspires to work in the fashion industry. With a love for design, photography and styling, she recognises how influential fashion can be in having an impact on society.
Exhibiting designer at Premiere Vision Paris (2019 and 2017) Exhibiting designer at the Children's Museum, Atlanta (May 2018) Scholarship at The Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA (2017-18)
Mary Katrantzou (July-August 2018) POP PR London Fashion Week (February 2019)