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Halla Armannsdottir
Ba (hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit

London College of Fashion UAL

Graduates: 2021

Specialisms: Textiles - Knit / Apparel

My location: London, United Kingdom

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London College of Fashion UAL

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Halla Armannsdottir

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First Name: Halla

Last Name: Armannsdottir

University / College: London College of Fashion UAL

Course / Program: Ba (hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit

Graduates: 2021

Specialisms: Textiles - Knit / Apparel

My Location: London, United Kingdom

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Halla Lilja Ármannsdóttir is an Icelandic textile graduate who specialises in knitted textiles. She has been hand knitting from a young age which has helped her develop a thorough understanding of the craft. Halla Lilja incorporates her personal experiences, Icelandic heritage, and environment into her designs, with the objective of having her work serve as vessels for storytelling. Her work is rooted in a deep respect for traditional craftsmanship as evinced in her elegant application of intricate hand knitting traditions. Ultimately, Halla Lilja’s work revolves around pushing traditional techniques to the edge in order to create innovative and individualistic pieces. Halla Lilja explores the connection between and the many ways that humans influencenature, andhow growth and decay happen over time. She is driven by a vision of a sustainable future that preserves valuable aspects of our craft traditions. Sustainability plays a big role in Halla Lilja’s design process, whether it is choosing sustainable techniques or materials, such as using that which she can find in her local environment. Halla Lilja believes in creating unique pieces that encourage individuals tofind ways to build new, meaningful connections to theirclothing.

The Horsehair tale

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Halla Lilja has explored the material horsehair with inventiveness and curiosity, inspired by female weaving artist within her community. She is intrigued by its genuine nature and working with unprocessed indiginous material. Interested in traditional processes, she experiments and explores with the material to feed her creativity. With these pieces she aimed to embody the beauty within simplicity and let the material speak its truth. The Icelandic horse has been isolated in Iceland since the 11th century and therefore is one of the most thoroughbred equidaes in the world. The material itself is not sold on the public market and for this reason, Halla collected the material from a slaughterhouse in the south of Iceland, which otherwise would have been discarded. She got the tail of the horse on the bone, dirty and uncombed. She engaged in every step from cleaning and cutting to final product. To pay homage to the Icelandic horse she has named each piece by female horse names found in Iceland.