RCA SHOW 2012

Sophie Manners

Textiles


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Silk, horsehair and viscose raffia


My work explores traditional weaving techniques such as velvet, fil coupeĢ, leno and basket-weaving and twists them in new directions. This collection is inspired by the textures, colours and silhouettes of fur and hair, and uses unusual and tactile combinations of materials to push the boundaries of the techniques, achieving an innovative and intriguing collection of fabrics designed for high-end womenswear. Focusing on hand-woven fabrics, the collection also contains Jaquard samples that complement the hand-worked techniques. I am driven by the endless possibilities for innovation that exist within the craft of weaving.



+44 (0)7761 352 368

sophie.manners@network.rca.ac.uk


Specialism: Woven Textiles


Supported by: The Worshipful Company of Weavers, The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers


Collaboration: Colette Vermeulen (Fashion Womenswear)


CV

Degrees

BA Hons, Textiles, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2010

Experience

Textile design, Claudia Catzeflis, 2010-12; Internship, Celine, 2009; Internship, Marvic Textiles, 2008-10; Internship, Paul Smith, 2007

Awards

Runner-up, IFF Future Beauty Competition, 2012; Second, Worshipful Company of Haberdashers Bursary, 2012