Siobhan Martin graduated in 2016 from the University of Brighton with a First Class Honours Degree in Textiles with Business Studies. You can view her work and inspirations on her social medias:
About Shiv Martin:
Fashion and interior design is a mode of self-expression for Shiv and an avenue for being creative and innovation about the traditional expectations that surround beauty and design.
Inspired by colour, texture and pattern in both traditional and contemporary culture; from textures found in everyday life to looking back into the archives. Using her hands and mind creatively, she has continued to develop her skills through different medias including weaving, printing and embroidery. Shiv has completed a range of different internships with Stephen Walter & David Walter, Humphries Weaving Company, Ben Sherman, Malhia Kent Paris & Woven Studios.
Presently Shiv is showcasing hand woven fabric swatches at trade fairs such as Heimtextil and Premiere Vision. She is designing for her new collections of soft textiles for a range of different pop up events.
Favourite textile technique:
Research is a key part to Shiv’s work – forecasting trends enabling the development of creative briefs and the creation of moodboards and sketchs further her design ideas.
Weaving is Shiv's passion, with just an idea, a thought, a concept, the possibilities are endless, so many different setups to develop, using warps and wefts - wools, silk, viscose, linen, cotton. Combined with dying and felting.
Chanel, Miu Miu, Romo group, House of Hackney, Alice + Olivia, Missoni and Mary Katrantzou.