Today I wanted to share the work of textile designer Jenna Gibson, I first heard of Jenna via her sister Natalie (a fashion designer for an unnamed high street supplier) who is giving her a hand with the PR side of things.
A recent graduate of RCA , she has been selected as one of the 24 designers for this years Texprint exhibit to take place at Indigo this September in Paris. The idea behind Texprint is to introduce new talent to the movers and shakers of the industry so new projects can be born. Do check out their page to see the other 23 textile designers and their creations which blew me away.
Ok so on to the collection!
The main player behind the concept is light and how it moves on surfaces. Influenced by constructivism and architecture, gradients were used to suggest form and structure within the context of the body as the designer explains.
The results are dresses that make the eye travel form one spot to another in a smooth transition, the touches of metallic sheen at times give the impression of armor enhanced by the way each piece was cut (for some reason I equate said dresses to circles even though all have a sharp defining shape).
But more impressive is the fact that all these layers of color were applied by hand and if you’ve ever attempted screen painting then you know what a pain it is to get it right and that the potential to screw up is about 90%, which is why I could not resist to post as many images as I could find on the collection.
Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org in case you want to get in contact with her.
Pics via Jenna Gibson, RCA & yshLondon