Designing with a conscience: Being aware of our impact as designers in our today’s society by re-using waste materials to experiment, refine and redevelop new types of fabrics and possibilities for clothing. Combining a responsible philosophy of contemporary design with an artistic approach. Emphazing the link between Art and Fashion. Rethinking the process of making clothes. Up-cycling - Experimenting - Handmade - keeping alive traditional skills by reviving them through contemporary designs - Work in Progress.
Laurence Teillet is a French multi disciplinary designer who works and lives in London. She studied Fashion Design and Environment at Duperré, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Paris, and Textile Design in London where she developed a Design Manifesto to Re-use second hand textiles for her Master of Arts degree at Central Saint Martins (UAL).
Laurence produced a range of re-used textile designs through inventive printing techniques for Atom Design Studio in London.
The Garment Party Happening, her conceptual and experimental work in progress about how to wear and use clothes in different ways, led to creative collaborations with Fashion Professionals and Art Institutions such as Selfridges in London, Upside down – Inside out Exhibition in Copenhagen, ELLE Magazine & Licence and Edelkoort Studio in Paris.
Laurence was appointed Head Fashion Designer for the Artisanal Collections at Maison Martin Margiela in Paris where she was responsible of sourcing and reworking vintage clothing and accessories for women and men, combining artistic and conceptual designs with traditional and innovative techniques.
Back to London, she worked at Jessica Ogden Studio on the elaboration and production of collections, handmade limited editions and one off pieces; sourcing materials and antique fabrics, using diverse craft embellishment skills, dyeing, printing, quilting, patchworks and embroidery...
Laurence is currently Art Director for Elemental, working on branding, visual identity and product sourcing. Elemental, is a Vintage furniture boutique in East London, also curating selected designer makers specialising in up-cycled and handmade products.
She is also leading experimental Masterclasses in Art Schools and Museums in France, USA and Canada, to transmit her experience, share her creativity and the importance of responsible design in Fashion and Textiles.
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