Ashley Jess Knight

Ashley Jess Knight

BA Fashion Textiles

I am a Fashion and Textile Graduate specialising in woven textiles alongside women's wear and embellishment. My BA Graduate collection explores the feeling of growing up too quickly and wanting to revert back to the energy and freedom of childhood. Hiding from teenage life through escaping and protecting myself with an imaginary virtual world inspired by my childhood. I specialise in woven textiles, which I use to explore tactility, using soft and comforting yarns such as merino tops, cotton and tape yarns to create playfulness and a desire to touch and explore. However, this is contrasted through dramatic oversized silhouettes, protecting the wearer from being touched even if the textiles invite it.

Skills
  • Woven Textiles
  • Fashion Design
  • Childrenswear
  • Embelishment & Textiles
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Pattern cutting and sewing
  • Tech packs and spec drawings

BA Fashion Textiles:

Final Collection

This collection explores the feeling of growing up too quickly and wanting to revert back to the energy and freedom of childhood. Hiding from teenage life through escaping and protecting myself with an imaginary virtual world inspired by my childhood. I specialise in woven textiles, which I use to explore tactility and create a desire to touch and explore. However, this is contrasted through dramatic oversized silhouettes, protecting the wearer from being touched even if the textiles invite it.

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BA Fashion Textiles:

Childrenswear collection

This Children's wear collection is based on my final major project incorporating my textiles and design aesthetic to create clothing suitable for children looking at clothing that can be transformed from playtime to party time.

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BA Fashion Textiles:

Film Project

This project has been inspired by the film 'Desperately seeking Susan', focusing on the contrast between 80's power dressing and traditional feminine fashion aesthetics . My woven textile's for this collection focuses on soft and feminine designs mixed with upcycled washing lines to represent domestic living.

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BA Fashion Textiles:

DIY-KIT

Due to Covid-19 I was unable to make my final collection so alongside my doll sized garment I decided to create a print and create at home cube-doll of my first look from my collection, including a instruction kit.

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