Embellishment - Encapsulated and Energised: Technology Meets Tradition in the Work of Alice Archer

Braddock-Clarke, Sarah ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2794-5138 (2016) Embellishment - Encapsulated and Energised: Technology Meets Tradition in the Work of Alice Archer. Embellishment - Encapsulated and Energised: Technology Meets Tradition in the Work of Alice Archer, 73 (73). pp. 22-25. ISSN 9-771742-254037-73

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900 word illustrated article on the London-based fashion designer and specialist embroiderer Alice Archer. Published by Selvedge magazine, London. Issue 73 - pages 22-25. November/December 2016 - the 'Decorative' issue. British fashion designer Alice Archer says: “It is my ambition to push the potential of traditional embroidery techniques and make embroidery relevant and desirable today by combining new technologies with that spirit of traditional handcraft”. Alice Archer is a specialist embroiderer pioneering for a new type of embellishment - her exquisite signature work uses both digital and hand textile techniques. Alice Archer is attracted to the classic and the painterly – portraits, flowers, still-lifes, visiting London’s National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery to view work of artists such as Edgar Degas and Henri Fantin-Latour. Alice Archer is an avant-garde embroiderer - far away from the typical sedateness of hand embroidery and not aligned with the anonymity of mass production. Working digitally enables designs to be reproduced ad infinitum while appearing unique - imperfections are programmed to give digital the look of the manual. An amalgamation of the technological and the traditional, Alice Archer’s collections are all the evidence needed of a practitioner dedicated to seeing embellishment in a new and energising light.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 9-771742-254037-73
Subjects: Fashion & Textiles > Fashion > Fashion Design
Fashion & Textiles
Fashion & Textiles > Textiles > Textile Design
Courses by Department: The Fashion & Textiles Institute > Fashion Design
Depositing User: Sarah Braddock-Clarke
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 11:59
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 15:17
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2129

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