Back in June, Charlotte Ham contacted me to ask whether I was interested in collaborating with her to produce woven textiles for her MA fashion collection - of course I said a big yes! Charlotte's collection is influenced primarily by the Light and Space movement of the 1960s which focuses on perception of a space, light, volume and scale.
Charlotte has used a fairly restrained colour palette of blacks, soft greys and blues combined with punches of yellow and red. The collection makes use of dramatic cuts and clean silhouettes which are cut into to allow the garments and skin underneath to be seen. Charlotte makes fantastic use of wooden panels and strips which are attached to the garments, allowing them to stand away from the body in an almost cage like fashion.
Charlotte wanted to introduce texture and bursts of colour into her collection using woven textiles. I designed a ribbon for her that uses a gorgeous textured, slubby silk in shades of grey and cream which I contrasted with blue leather, yellow cord and nylon cord which is subtly reflective. You can see my ribbon cheekily peeking out from the shoulder of the fabulous coat above!
This red dress is my favourite garment from Charlotte's collection. I just love the gorgeous colour and the 60s ish cut which she has combined with a wood cut out and an interior woven panel which was woven by Cherica Haye.
If you'd like to get in touch with Charlotte, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Cherica Haye's website is chericahaye.tumblr.com. The photographer is