My art practice looks at how Savile Row bespoke tailoring patterns of customers who are long dead can be viewed as beautiful drawings in their own right. As drawings they are abstract shapes of the human form, preceding Abstraction. Using this unique theme in my work I divorce the tailoring patterns from the garment making process to create collage artworks, graphic illustrations and precious objects.
April 2011: Fairy God, Fashion Mother at 4Fashionshake III, Athens (organized by Ozon magazine).
Oct 2010: Hat-Parade, at Bernstock Speirs, London.
June 2010: Oscar Hodgepodge, at the Shop at BlueBird, London.
Oct 2009: A Study On Anansi, at Paul Smith Albermarle Street Gallery, London.
Sept 2011: Block Party – Crafts Council touring exhibit (UK) with work featured from Yinka Shonibare, Charlotte Hodes, Lucy Orta, Simon Thorogood and Shelley Fox.
May 2011: Work included in touring exhibition Paper Fashion managed by the Barbican.
April 2001: Group show, Drawing on the body, KG52 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden along side Helen Storey, Lucy Orta and Charlotte Hodes.
Oct 2010: Art on the Underground, display at Old Street tube station.
April 2010: Group show, Drawing Out, at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia (representing the University of Arts, London).
Mar 2010: Group show, Markt, Lincoln Centre, New York, curated by Diane Pernet (ashadedviewonfashion.com), with two appearances in NY Times.
Sept 2009: Awarded the first International Rectors Scholarship to read on a PhD at LCF.
July 2007: Awarded 2 Erach Roshan Sadri Foundation grants for part tuition and research.
Aug 2011: Launch of The Savile Row Cutter – Conversations with Master Tailor Michael Skinner textual tailoring biography written and art directed, published by Benefactum Publishers, London.
March 2008: Dead Man’s Patterns - Artist book: A design story that draws inspiration from unwanted Savile row patterns of clients who are now dead. Retailed at the V&A museum shop, Paul Smith London & Paris, Gieves & Hawkes, Claire De Rouen Books, menswear store The Library and BEAMS, Japan. …Read More
LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION, LONDON, GB, PHD (completion 2012)
MASTERS in Fashion Enterprise, University of Westminster, London, 2007
BACHELORS (Hons) in Fashion Design, University of Wales, Newport, 2006…Read More