I am an award-winning fashion futures designer and Kering Award Finalist, who is specialised in design, research and consultancy focused on sustainability. Graduating from the MA Fashion Futures course at London College of Fashion in 2017 and the BA Fashion Design course at Willem de Kooning Academy in 2011. My design vision is to create innovative circular design approaches combined with cross-disciplinary design methods. I bring a unique perspective and skillset including creating luxury fashion collections, durable design strategies, lifecycle analysis and ethical supply chain management. My background is in fashion design, product development and design for longevity.
I have the ability to analyse the ‘zeitgeist’ in women's fashion and display my own personal signature. I have a strong drive to develop new visions on fashion design through the use of pattern structures in combination with traditional and new materials. I have specialised in ‘Design for Longevity’, with a holistic approach to durable design methodologies where I combine theory and practice-based research by redefining the ever-changing role of the designer. ‘Design for Longevity’ is a design philosophy that aims to prolong the lifespan of garments, it explores design thinking by focusing on disruptive design principles, such as hacktivism, modularity and non-material design solutions. With my MA thesis, I have developed strategic design tools, which can be implemented into a circular design process. The outcome is showcased in three case studies, highlighting various strategies for design for longevity.
I am the founder and director of The Future Mode, which provides creative solutions within design, as well as research and consultancy in sustainable fashion, through human centred design.
Photography: Liselotte Fleur
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