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Fate Rising
Fashion Textiles Print BA Hons

London College of Fashion UAL

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Apparel / Textiles for Fashion / Textiles - Print

My location: London, United Kingdom

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Fate Rising

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First Name: Fate

Last Name: Rising

University / College: London College of Fashion UAL

Course / Program: Fashion Textiles Print BA Hons

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Apparel / Textiles for Fashion / Textiles - Print

My Location: London, United Kingdom

About:

I'm a fine artist, textile and fashion designer who brings an indulgent, bohemian romantic spirit to my creative endeavours. My illustratory style merges contemporary fine art, social and cultural commentary, and a childlike eye, to create designs that capture the attention and imagination through conceptual elements, storytelling and humour. With an original and authentic process, I find inspiration from a variety of sources, across all creative fields and subcultures, and with purity of spirit, express my ideas through line-work, digital design, mixed media, collage and screen printing. I have a clear vision that targets both the inner child and the social conscience within the context of the luxury marketplace. I grew up between Europe, South East and Central Asia, Australasia, and across the USA, and have a refined cultural sensitivity and societal awareness that enriches my creative work. I've dedicated myself to the pursuit of art of living all my life and this quest has been central to my inspiration as designer, artist and academic.

Romanticism as Activism

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‘Romanticism as Activism’ is a knitwear collection inspired by Iceland’s obsession with elves, nymphs and fairies. Over the years, Iceland has drawn media attention, as fairies have a habit of getting involved with Iceland's politics. Belief in fairies has lived and breathed in Iceland’s population for hundreds of years, so much so that today over half of Iceland’s population will not deny the Hundufolk’s existence. During my research, I synesthetically travelled to Iceland, visited bars in Reykjavik, drank whiskey with trolls and elves, and listened to electronic trance. Getting politically passionate about the endangered fairy habitat, we talked action. I imagined fairy-human hybrids knowingly, or unknowingly, wading through the Icelandic nightlife. Bjork’s energy, along with some of the Icelandic girlfriends I’ve had over the years, had an impact. They acted as naughty, giggling, millennial pixies in my mind, instructing me with their colours, textures, and vibes. There is nothing quite like an Icelandic lass. I also read articles such as ‘Icelander’s Protest a Road That Would Disturb the Fairies’ and ‘Iceland Elves and the March Against NATO.' When questioned about the ‘hidden people’ many Icelanders will describe the consciousness which lives in the land, and the feeling of being watched which comes while hiking across the surreal volcanic landscape.