Friday, 04 July 2014 15:50

Linda Blissett

Linda is a London-based textile/fashion designer, specialising in niche items constructed from fabrics, which she designs and hand weaves herself. She studied at Middlesex & Portsmouth Universities, graduating with a BA honours in Constructed Textiles and H.N.D Textiles for Fashion. In August 2013, she founded Bliss Studio Textiles

As of May 2014 Linda was shortlisted among the finalists for the John Singer Sargent Open art prize. And showcased for the first time at London Fashion week with fashions finest for new designers in September 2014. Since then has shown in London/Paris fashion weeks for new designers twice.

Her designs are inspired by bold colours and flamboyance of the art from the Pre-Raphaelite era. The dresses from her Avalon Collection AW15/16 featured an intricate architecture of modern and traditional handwoven fabric worked into eclectic art, transforming the wearer and turning any event into a modern Fairy-tale. Passionately, she endeavours to create unique handcrafted pieces of wearable art from scarves, wraps and bags. Each design, an individual work, intended to create a piece of composition that delivers a distinctive mood or texture into fabric.

Much of her influences are drawn from the Art Nouveau era, particular artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Jessie M King, Margaret MacDonald, together with Celtic Mythology. Linda is also deeply influenced by the seasonal ebb and flow of the British Isles, from Autumnal woodlands, insect wings, and tree bark and the undulating patterns of seaweed left by the outgoing tide. No two pieces of Linda's work will be identical, although themes flow from one piece to another. She has an affinity for colours and textures and likes experimenting with variety of different forms of media.

www.blissstudiotextiles.co.uk

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