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Suit jacket hand embellished with beads, crystals and laser-cut components.
Over 5500 beads constructed into a geometric mesh top.
Initial photography of memory cards digitally manipulated to create a glitch effect print.
Graphic Digital Print
Initial Drawings and Collage
Kate Barker is a multi-media textile designer specialising in hand embellishment for luxury fashion.
Kate's graduate collection 'Digital Dystopia' is an exploration of the all-consuming digital age. Specialist hand-worked processes are combined with digitally-driven techniques, to push embroidery and embellishment beyond the familiar. Designed for luxury fashion, both traditional and contemporary materials are successfully integrated, culminating in an eclectic collection of digital prints and beaded garments.
Final year project
Product Development Intern at ERDEM.
Assisting the fabric and product development teams in producing the AW20 collection leading up to London Fashion Week.
Embroidery Design Intern at Mary Katrantzou.
Working on experimental sampling for commercial collection and assisting with in house production for VIP clients.
Embroidery and Beading Intern at Hermione de Paula.