Sequintial Art – London Fashion Week SS13 – What we’ve been up to!

Sequintial Art

This month Hawthorne & Heaney have been continuing our collaborations with a new designer Claire Barrow and established knitwear designers Sibling.

 Claire Barrow SS13 silkwork

Claire Barrow is a Graduate of Westminster University. We first met her last year and worked on her fully beaded paint embroidery for her graduate collection.  Originally from Stockton-on-Tees, Barrow is now based in East London and may be best known for her customized leather jackets and dressing the likes of Rihanna.  Since graduating Barrow has gone on to create an on-schedule collection with NewGen at London Fashion Week.

 Claire Barrow SS13 Silkwork kimono

Barrow provided us with a painted pattern piece leaving it to us to choose simple stiches and basic embroidery techniques to convey the raw aesthetic of the concept in the finished piece.

 Claire Barrow SS13 Silkwork Martini

Sibling is a London knitwear collective launched in 2008 and comprised of Cozette McCreedy, Sid Bryan and Joe Bates.

 SISTER by Sibling SS13 close up flower

For their Sister by Sibling SS13 collection they asked us to create three-dimensional flowers from French Knotted fluorescent yarn, seed beads, sequins and bugle beads. These covered a black knit body, swim cap and a raffia edged crop top.

Sibling flowers

We have enjoyed working with these two young lables who have an understanding and respect for embellishment yet an uncompromising attitude to utilizing its techniques achieve their contemporary vision and concepts.


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