Rebecca Taylor is a recent First Class Honours graduate in Textile/Surface Design from The University Bolton. She also recently exhibited at New Designers in June and have since been on work placements at Hallmark Cards and Graham & Brown Wallpaper.
For her Final major project she created two collections, one called Ballet Lace and the other Floral Circus.
Ballet Lace This is a collection that was inspired by details in Lace combined with elegant ballerinas. I wanted to create a delicate and luxurious collection of designs for the giftware and stationary market. I was drawn to the ballet positions and a variety of forms that these take to dance across a range of gift box’s, wraps and bags. I created a subtle colour palette to suit the collection considering the latest trends.
Floral Circus This collection is inspired by the circus combined with flowers. The idea came from references to Cirque Du Soleil, vintage circus ephemera, visits to Blackpool Tower Circus and fairgrounds. I was particularly inspired by carousels, acrobats and air balloons. I created six different scarves that were digitally printed onto Silk Satin and Twill.
I understand that Surface Pattern Design is very important not only for aesthetics but for purpose as well. I enjoy the sophistication of creating a design and seeing this through to the finished product. I plan to gain as much experience as i can to further my knowledge and adapt my skills to achieve a successful career.