KYLE WILKINSON STUDIO
Kyle Wilkinson Studio
Celebrating social excellence
Collaborating as textile consultant with Kyle Wilkinson Studio, tasked to create a set of trophies for 2020 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition. Each year the competition addresses a different issue facing Europe, this years – Reimagine Fashion.
We delivered a set of individual, sustainably made, fabric sculptures for the winners, using traditional tailoring techniques and repurposed materials.
Each piece is unique, and appear like the fabric was caught in the wind, rising up, phoenix like, so to depict the re-imagination of fashion.
Woven Festival 2019
After the success of our Cultural Ecology project research we were approached by Hatch Projects to commission an exhibition in collaboration with the WOVEN Festival with the focus on celebrating textiles across Kirklees.
Using our skills as researchers and creatives we designed and curated an interactive exhibition on the theme of 'Huddersfield's Heritage & Innovation in Textiles'
Through Nostalgic resonance the project aimed to bring back the lived memories & experiences of the regions' textile industry, allowing visitors to revisit and share the stories of their historic threads. Through engagement activities the project hoped to encourage social interactions between all generations helping to connect the strong heritage with today's innovative developments to inspire future generations of textile practitioners.
The project relied heavily on community engagement & participation to build a portfolio of primary research that can be used to provoke innovative processes to improve cultural ecologies within the local community.
LOVE GLOSSOP WINTER ART TRAIL
Lighting up Glossop’s High Street
As creative associate with Glossop Creates I worked with the local artists and businesses in the town to help facilitate the LOVE GLOSSOP WINTER ART TRAIL.
Funded by High Peak Borough Council utilising Welcome Back funding, the Love Glossop Winter Art Trail launched on 27th November, coinciding with the Christmas lights switch on in Norfolk Square. The art trail encompassed 24 local business windows on the high street, which were paired with local artists to create a town centre exhibition where Glossop is the gallery.
If you're interested in any of the projects or would like to collaborate please get in touch at LaurenRileyDesign@hotmail.com