7 Apr 2016


Hong Kong Inspired - Fashion Collection

All my life I have been inspired by my surroundings. I have enjoyed a culturally rich and diverse education, which has given me the opportunity to pursue my interest in art and textiles. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Hong Kong. A world filled with colour and light. The Chinese Lantern Festival has always been my favourite holiday growing up. I was drawn to the explosion of colours in fireworks, lanterns, neon lights and vibrant flowers which has heavily influenced my final designs.

I have interpreted this cultural experience into several textile fashion prints and samples. The designs were created by a repeated pattern of floral drawings using acetate paper to create different compositions. Ive also included free hand stitch processes to represent flower petals. For my fabric samples, I have used a traditional Chinese sewing technique of fine threading to create delicate pieces. Furthermore I have also layered this with french knots to create a more three-dimensional texture. Overall these final designs are inspired by the rich and vibrant cultural experience of Hong Kong’s Chinese Lantern festival.

26 Feb 2016


The Central Saint Martins Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Final Exhibition 2015

The most vivid memories of my childhood were of my Grandmother’s beautiful garden in England. To me it was an impression of a wonderland. The blossoming flowers and their vibrant colours would come to life. It was a an enchanting experience, completely different from the metropolitan surroundings I grew familiar with in Hong Kong. I have interpreted this fond memory into a textiles statement necklace. This was done by using hand dyed silk fabrics and Japanese shibori textures to create my own floral wonderland.  

Cats and rabbits
Would reside in fancy little houses
And be dressed in shoes and hats and trousers
In a world of my own

All the flowers
Would have very extra-special powers
They would sit and talk to me for hours
When I'm lonely 
In a world of my own

There'd be new birds
Lots of nice and friendly
How-de-do do birds
Everyone would have
A dozen blue birds

Within that world of my own
I could listen to a babbling brook
And hear a song that I could understand
I keep wishing it could be that way
Because my world would be a wonderland

The Central Saint Martins Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Final Exhibition 2015
Photography at Central Saint Martins
Modle: Olga Karpukhova

5 Mar 2015


Central Saint Martins Foundation Course 2014 - 2015 (Jewellery, Footwear and Fashion Accessories) 

My travel memories contained in 30 textiles pieces stitched with love

Photographer & Stylist : Olga Karpukhova