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STUDIO TALK: Rabia Lockwood (Ginny & Jude)

Rabia Lockwood creates beautiful garments that give a nod to the past. I swear, the clothing she creates through Ginny & Jude Designs will make you swoon. And if you’re a minimalist trying hard not to be swayed be the ever changing, frivolous nature of the fashion world, Ginny & Jude is your friend because the clothes are beautifully made with high quality fabrics. I should know – I own a couple of her pieces, and not only do they fit like a dream and look divine, they last! Hooray!

I met Rabia through a very good friend who married her dad. When I saw what she was creating I was captivated. I wanted her to share some of her process here for many reasons. One of them is that she is a new mother, and I know that creatives with young children find it tough to keep going. If that’s you, through Rabia’s talk of her studio proactice, I hope you find some courage and grace to push on. Continue reading

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Designer profile: Clara Vuletich

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I am super excited to introduce the first designer profile on Art Matters Now:

Clara Vuletich is a textile designer, researcher and consultant who explores the intersections of fashion and textile design, sustainability and well-being through creative practice. Clara is completing a PhD funded by the MISTRA Future Fashion project and University of the Arts London, investigating textile making and thinking in a sustainable fashion context. Her main research interest is exploring the ‘social’ rather than ‘technical’ role of the designer in creating systemic change in the fashion industry – the new roles, skills and methods for socially-engaged design practice. Continue reading

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