The EcoChic Design Award 2017 Semi-FINALIST
Rachel Clowes is a semi-finalist of the EcoChic Design Award 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Embroidery from the Manchester Metropolitan University and a Masters in Fashion and the Environment from the London College of Fashion. Rachel is currently working at a university as an Embroidery Technician, and Fashion and the Environment Unit Leader.
I believe textiles should be made with integrity and worn with joy. Sustainable fashion should be beautiful, authentic, and physically and emotionally durable. Existing materials should be utilised to create new pattern and texture, producing garments that have a connection to the past, celebrate the present and grow more personal into the future. - Rachel Clowes
EcoChic Design Award Collection
For her EcoChic Design Award application, she applies the up-cycling and reconstruction techniques to transform cut-and-sew waste, end-of-rolls and secondhand clothing. She is inspired by hoax taxidermy and mythical beasts, which lead to a place of magical transformation.