INTELLECTUAL CLOTHING AT ?ONE YEAR ON?
Hannah Marshall is among the UK's most talented new designers to showcase
her new collection 'Altered Beauty' this July at the prestigious 'One
Year On' exhibition as part of New Designers 2004.
Up and coming fashion designer Hannah, from Colchester, UK, is already
establishing herself as an innovative talent and her work has already
been recognised by the BBC, Channel 4 and NESTA (the National Endowment
for Science, Technology and the Arts).
Hannah's contemporary womenswear takes the form of classic, sophisticated
garments in fine British fabrics with attention to detail. Her work is
inspired by methods of communication such as Braille, taking the form
of unique, timeless pieces effectively challenging the way we use clothing
to communicate and to encourage a greater social awareness.
The intellectually clothing builds on communication through sensory and
visual impact, which is a reaction to society conveyed through employing
clothing as a message carrier to address contemporary issues.
Tangible memory is created through this double language to communicate
with people?s minds, only visible to the ones that do not understand it.
Essentially this engages and enhances ones senses and encourages an improved
social understanding whilst clothes remain wearable, beautiful and unique.
Work on show at One Year On will include:
'Altered Beauty', a contemporary womenswear collection for Autumn/Winter
2005, dominated by classic garments in obligatory black that emphasise
the silhouette and intricate details. The clothes carry Marshall's signature
style of simple, refined garments, concealing the body in a way that gives
the wearer a feeling of power and control. Ultimately desirable, timeless
pieces that are modern and wearable executed in luxurious natural British
fabrics. Visual and tactile elements of communication are explored through
the incorporation of Braille coding into the fabric of her tailored garments,
describing the colour, style and fabrics.
One Year On is a satellite exhibition at New Designers run in partnership
with the Crafts Council. It presents the work of a selected group of innovative,
enthusiastic and creative makers who have recently started to produce
and promote their creative practices. The exhibition specifically presents
designer makers who are within one year of graduating or within a year
of being in business. One Year On attracts key industry figures, who will
be scouting for fresh new talent. One Year On has fast become synonymous
with spotting the stars of the future and Part 1 runs from 1st until 4th
July at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
Hannah Marshall Synopsis:
In 2002 Hannah was selected to show her designs on Channel 4 whilst still
a BA (Hons) student at the Colchester Institute School of Art and Design
studying Fashion and Textile design. Hannah was approached by the BBC
earlier this year to give an interview on both BBC Look East news and
BBC Essex radio.
In 2003, her work earned her a place on the first ever 'Creative Pioneer
Programme' from NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology
& the Arts). Here Hannah was the youngest of 31 designers chosen to
receive business and entrepreneurship skills to help them become the creative
entrepreneurs of the future.
The following companies have supported Hannah Marshall for her Autumn/Winter
2005 collection; Acorn Fabrics, Chris Kay International, CPW, Fox Brothers,
John Antony, Jones Bootmaker, Pittards and Lochcarron.