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Ashley Jess Knight
Fashion Textiles BA Hons

Middlesex University

Specialisms: Apparel / Textiles - Weave / Womenswear

Location: London, United Kingdom

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Ashley Jess Knight

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First Name: Ashley Jess

Last Name: Knight

Specialisms: Apparel / Textiles - Weave / Womenswear

Sectors: Fashion/Textiles/Accessories / Fashion/Textiles/Accessories / Fashion/Textiles/Accessories

My Location: London, United Kingdom

University / College: Middlesex University

Course / Program Title: Fashion Textiles BA Hons

About:

London based womenswear and woven textile designer Graduating in 2020.

My BA Graduate collection explores the feeling of growing up too quickly and wanting to revert back to the energy and freedom of childhood. Hiding from teenage life through escaping and protecting myself with an imaginary virtual world inspired by my childhood. I specialise in woven textiles, which I use to explore tactility, using soft and comforting yarns such as merino tops, cotton and tape yarns to create playfulness and a desire to touch and explore. However, this is contrasted through dramatic oversized silhouettes, protecting the wearer from being touched even if the textiles invite it. My designs are inspired from early 2000’s technology and manga from my emo teenage years alongside childhood games such as dot-to-dot and crosswords to express searching for childhood again.

My BA Graduate collection explores the feeling of growing up too quickly and wanting to revert back to the energy and freedom of childhood. Hiding from teenage life through escaping and protecting myself with an imaginary virtual world inspired by my childhood. I specialise in woven textiles, which I use to explore tactility, using soft and comforting yarns such as merino tops, cotton and tape yarns to create playfulness and a desire to touch and explore. However, this is contrasted through dramatic oversized silhouettes, protecting the wearer from being touched even if the textiles invite it. My designs are inspired from early 2000’s technology and manga from my emo teenage years alongside childhood games such as dot-to-dot and crosswords to express searching for childhood again.

My BA Graduate collection explores the feeling of growing up too quickly and wanting to revert back to the energy and freedom of childhood. Hiding from teenage life through escaping and protecting myself with an imaginary virtual world inspired by my childhood. I specialise in woven textiles, which I use to explore tactility, using soft and comforting yarns such as merino tops, cotton and tape yarns to create playfulness and a desire to touch and explore. However, this is contrasted through dramatic oversized silhouettes, protecting the wearer from being touched even if the textiles invite it. My designs are inspired from early 2000’s technology and manga from my emo teenage years alongside childhood games such as dot-to-dot and crosswords to express searching for childhood again.