Final year project
Abstract Reflections [Read more]
Metal rays and scattered blaze
Large scale digitally printed statement on duchess satin, paired with a small scale coordinate on marbled velvet.
Perspex and acrylic mirror samples
Screen printed textures using opaque pigment. The perspex samples would be developed and scaled up to adorn tables and bar tops, whereas the acrylic mirror would be best suited as a large scale wall hanging for decoration.
Cerulean glow lounge
Visualisation showcasing 'Metal Rays' statement print and 'Scattered Blaze' coordinate, alongside 'Beams of Azure' wallpaper coordinate. Portrayed as a high-end, opulent lounge with bold features and an open plan layout, with the stage seating area being the main focal point.
Digitally printed coordinate on furnishing leatherette. Photographic print of lights reflecting upon metal surfaces featuring a vibrant colour palette.
Luminate and spiralling
Digitally printed statement on velvet shimmer paired with a coordinate on 10 oz denim. The textural, painterly marks within 'Spiralling' feature nicely alongside 'Luminate' which contains more structured and solid shapes.
Aquaglow and spotlight shadows
Large scale screen printed pieces on silk satin. 'Aquaglow' is a two layer print using opaque and pearlescent pigment to create a contrast between matte and shine. 'Spotlight Shadows' layers the same design twice to form a subtle shadowed effect using acid and pigment dye.
Digital wallpaper print developed from a large scale painting. The way natural light reflects and interacts with rocky surfaces was the main source of inspiration.
Ink glimmer lobby
Visualisation featuring 'Aquaglow' and the 'Aegean Stone' coordinate placed upon the curved sofa in furnishing leatherette. A perspex sample has been used for the table top to give the room a sleek centrepiece, and the acrylic mirror has been portrayed as two wall pieces.
Matilda is a printed textiles graduate with a distinct style in producing bold, abstract pieces. Intertwining textural painterly marks with more structured compositions in her drawings, she later develops these into digital or screen-printed repeats using vivid colour palettes. Her new-found love for experimenting with different materials and mediums has allowed her to achieve innovative outcomes with a strong connection to the project theme.
Refraction and distortion of light is a beautiful phenomenon that can sometimes render the human eye in complete awe. ‘Abstract Reflections’ intends to show the beauty and hidden patterns that can be found in natural and artificial light upon different surfaces, such as water, glass or metal. Photography capturing this has played a big part in composition development, alongside visits to light shows such as the ‘Light up Leicester’ festival for first-hand inspiration. This Autumn/Winter 2021 interior collection utilises a strong colour palette and engaging imagery that dances upon the fabric, developed from large scale paintings or digital drawings. The collection has an opulent aura with strong pops of colour shimmering alongside dark moody tones, intended to adorn high-end bars, restaurants or hotels that wish to achieve a striking look. Matilda aims to pursue a career in the textiles industry, where she can utilise and expand on her skill set gained from Loughborough University.
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Final year project
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
'20 Premiere Vision, Paris - Fabrics exhibited with Loughborough University
July 2018 - October 2018
Design Assistant, Debbi Moore Designs
November 2018 - May 2019
Product and Design Assistant, Gillian Arnold Ltd