October's Designer of the month winner:
Ciara Hamilton received a first class honours degree from The Arts Unirversity Bournemouth specialising in embroidery and manipulation for womens fashion. You can view more of her work on her social medias:
About Ciara Hamilton :
Ciara's passion for textiles, specifically embriodery, arose in year 10 when she was introduced to new machinery such as CAD embroidery and over lockers. At this time she began to experiment with a variety of materials, papers and textures to create interesting surfaces. She was initially interested in designing for interior spaces so she spent her first year of unirversity exploring three-dimensional structures for large wall pieces. As Ciara progressed at university she became interested in womenswear. She collaborated with fashion designers and photographers to create a collection that was striking and professional. She later attended New Designers 2017 and was awarded the Wilcom Embriodery Prize for her final collection. She was also selected as one of the final five in the Quilters Guild competition which led to an exhibition at the NEC Birmingham. She is now doing an internship with Ralph & Russo which is giving her a great insight into the industry.
Inspirational Designers: Holly Fulton, Iris Van Herpen & Rowan Mersh.
Favourite textile technique: Embroidery and fabric manipulation.
Dream job: To be a senior embroidery designer.