Redress Design Award 2018 Semi-FINALIST
Lauren Burton is a semi-finalist of the Redress Design Award 2018 and holds a BA in Fashion at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Lauren is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University, UK.
I have been exploring the Japanese concept of ‘Kintsugi’, which celebrates an object’s damage, by allowing the mending process to be something of a design feature, thus enriching the object’s historical context. This is a technique I have applied to my work – both in a sense of patchworking, but also by using damaged textiles and exploring ways of hand beading and sequinning to celebrate the flaws. - Lauren Burton
redress Design Award Collection
A self described citizen of the world, Lauren’s Redress Design Award submission celebrates freedom and liberation and explores the notions of borders and segregation. She applies the design techniques of up-cycling an reconstruction to end-of-rolls, damaged textiles and surplus military uniforms for her collection that is inspired by political street art, such as the Berlin wall, and the nuances that these images create within contemporary society.