Amy Jayne Foxon
Nottingham Trent University
It’s clear that Amy has considered collections and print pairings with this project which shows tasteful colour palettes and boasts a great use of fabrication. Overall, a polished and professional collection.
M&S will purchase a selected design by the winner to be put into production and sold in-store at M&S. The M&S design team will also offer ongoing mentoring to help the winner launch their career for the duration of one year.
APRICUS’ is the Latin word for ‘full of sunlight’ and this title reflects my natural influences of organic textures, foliage and shadows found within the wanders of nature. Capturing the present moment of time within nature through my exploration into wet cyanotypes has been very exciting to me. The unpredictable textures and figurative prints of foliage create that immediate nostalgic connection to the outdoors and provides familiar comfort. I wanted my collection to have a very biophilic and hand-crafted feel and using natural fibres such as wool, silk and cotton has enhanced this. Casting shadows onto the walls and floors of an interior space has also been an important area of exploration. I am so passionate about print design, the use of Photoshop and the stylisation of final collections, and I cannot wait to go into the textile industry doing what excites me every day.