May's Designer of the month winner:
Rachael Alice is a practising textile designer, graduating with a 2:1 from Chelsea College of Art and Design.
You can view more of her work on her social media:
About Rachael Alice:
Rachael Alice is a textile designer who has developed a contemporary approach to design through transforming traditional craft techniques.Through looking at the properties of objects differently, she is able to find value in materials that may be overlooked. By creating tactile surfaces, she is able to embrace her love for texture as well creating colours that compliment the fun and whimsical concept of her work.
Rachael’s design collection is inspired by fantasy worlds and expresses the idea that fashion can be used as an escape from reality.
During her degree show, she used a range of techniques to build her own fantasy world using materials that reflected her favourite textures. Constructing and manipulating different materials allowed her to experiment with colours and processes which led to the development of her fashion and jewellery collection.
Favourite textile technique: During Rachael's degree she enjoyed mixing a range of techniques together to create as much texture as possible. Her favourite's include hand stitching, laser cutting and screen printing with a puff binder.
Inspirational Designers: Mary Katrantzou, Delpozo, Holly Fulton and Ashish.
Dream job: Rachael would love to create her own studio, handcrafting a range of jewellery and fashion accessories with a strong focus on materiality. Rachael loves materials and texture so naturally, she wants to translate her wonderful findings into everyday wearable art.