Final year project
Tempting Fate [Read more]
Digitally Embroidered Silk Organza
A digitally embroidered piece on two layers of silk organza using gold Lurex thread. This design was inspired by The Star card in a Tarot deck.
Digital Drawing of a Glass
A digital drawing of a glass that has been featured on a design on 100% Silk Satin for suit lining fabric. This design looks at the positive aspects of the Cup suit in a Tarot deck.
Left: Digitally embroidered velvet using polyester threads and puffy wadding.
Right: Digitally embroidered piece on two layers of silk organza using gold Lurex thread.
Lambswool yarn wrapped on acrylic to emulate jacquard weaves for suiting fabric.
Smashed Glass Digital Print
A digital print using digital drawings of smashed glasses to represent the darker meanings of cards in The Cup suit. This design is digitally printed on 100% Silk Satin for suit linings.
Amy Rossiter is a textiles designer, specialising in integrated digital practice. Her designs are driven towards high end men’s fashion with a focus on structured garments.
Amy’s graduate collection is based on the two sides of tarot. Many people find tarot a source of stability and comfort, but others have said it has a feeling of foreboding and tempting fate. Pulling on items from the past and giving insight into the future is a fascination that has drawn people to the mystery of tarot for centuries, but for some they find it reveals dark secrets and apprehension. Amy has created a high-end men’s fashion collection visualising a wide range of processes such as jacquard, digital embroidery and printed textiles creating a collection representing the light and dark areas of tarot.
Amy has worked with a mixture of fabrics such as silk organza, velvets and lambswool to explore the breadth of fabrics surrounding men’s fashion with a juxtaposition of the role of gender in fashion. Amy has used stark differences from structured men’s suiting fabrics to delicate embroidery to elaborate on the theme of tarot and how gender plays no role within the tarot deck. Amy’s passion for drawing has aided all elements of her design process and collection.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are some of the design software Amy has key skills in. From the use of digital embroidery and jacquard weaving, she has also gained ample knowledge in Wilcom Embroidery software and Scotweave.
Dissertation: How Has Globalisation Influenced Men’s Suiting Over The Last 100 Years?
Final year project
'21 Diploma in Professional Studies
Hugo Boss - Retail Operations Intern - July 2019 - Feb 2020
Amy spent a large portion of her placement year at Hugo Boss in the Retail Operations team.
She gained experience in daily communication with stores and suppliers and mastered skills in Microsoft office especially Excel and SAP. Amy spent some of her time at Hugo Boss helping in other departments such as Public Relations, Human Resources, Reception, Marketing and Wholesale. She was given the opportunity to take part and run PR events such as a pop-up store at the PGA Golf Tour 2019, sample sales, store events with Anthony Joshua and Premiership Football Clubs in Oxford Street, London.