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Quant redefined the designer's relationship with manufacturers, driving textile innovation to realise her designs
Join designer Beca Lipscombe of Atelier E.B; artist, ceramist and illustrator John Booth; April Crichton co-founder of LA FETICHE; and Creative Director of historic Scottish Weaver's Begg & Co, Lorraine Acornley in conversation with Penny Martin, editor in chief of The Gentlewoman. This panel of contemporary designers and industry experts will explore the collaborative relationship between maker and manufacturer today.
Penny Martin is a London-based editor who since 2010 has been editor in chief of the biannual women’s magazine The Gentlewoman. Previously, she was editor in chief of SHOWstudio.com from 2001 to 2008 and a curator at both the Women’s Library (formerly The Fawcett Library) and The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (now National Media Museum). She contributes to numerous magazines, has curated exhibitions at museums and galleries including The Photographers’ Gallery and Somerset House and she consults to companies including Nike and Miu Miu.
Beca Lipscombe is co-founder of Atelier E.B. Based between Edinburgh and Brussels, their work blends art, design and historical research. They are especially interested in celebrating and reinventing conventional methods of display, inserting fashion into a variety of unconventional situations.
Lorraine Acornley graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in Printed and Knitted Textiles before completing a Master of Art in Fashion Knitwear - Womanswear at The Royal College of Art. She has designed for the likes of JOSEPH, Alberta Ferretti, Pringle and Connolly to name a few. Lorraine has been Creative Director at Begg & Co since 2017.
Working across design, from illustration to textiles to ceramics, John Booth is known for his colourful, exuberant style. He studied Fashion Print Design at Central Saint Martins before interning with John Galliano and Zandra Rhodes. John’s bold, graphic work has seen him develop an ongoing collaboration with Italian fashion house Fendi, a textile collection with Scottish weavers Begg & Co and a mural commission for The Conran Shop in Seoul, Korea.
April Crichton is Co-founder of LA FETICHE, a collection of clothing created in both Paris and Glasgow. Following a career in design with Sonia Rykiel in Paris for over 20 years and more recently with Marc Jacobs in NYC, the idea to create a collection of ‘timeless’ pieces working closely with specialised manufacturers in Scotland and France was launched.
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