Edda Gimnes

Edda Gimnes, a BA Womenswear graduate from the London College of Fashion who has been featured in The New York Times as one of ten ´Fresh out of Fashion School designers to watch.

‘I enjoy using old objects and things that have gone to waste so for my collection I have been “The Ragpicker” of my own project.  Making my own archive and collecting things from society in London and outside, that has been refused, forgotten and lost.  Such as albums, photographs, old clothes, things on sale, postcards, jewellery pieces etc. In my collection I am bringing these amazing memories back to life and display of their ephemera.’

‘When I started to work with fur I wanted the drawings to be incorporated into the craftsmanship in a fun and innovative way.  Therefore all my illustrations are cut out in black sheer and long haired mink and thereafter inserted into white sheered mink using the fur technique called intarsia to translate my drawings. I have then used the stiff and raw digital printed canvas as a contrast to the beautiful and luxurious fur which gives my garments a unique, playful and fresh combination. ‘

See what Edda is up to now – www.edda-gimnes.com

 

 

Natalia Eyres

Natalia Eyres successfully graduated from Central Saint Martins and is currently finishing her Furrier placements whilst also working as a successful embroiderer at Couture House Ralph & Russo.

‘I find colour and texture most important to me when considering designs and find inspiration in my collections of kitsch objects from early Elvis records to 1970’s crockery. My collecting of objects has informed a lot of different influences that can be factored into the styles and techniques I use in my designs. I like to look at old family photos for a lot of my inspiration and especially one’s of my mother and aunt as little girls in their garden, sporting quant patterned dresses standing in front of vivid colourful flowers.’