I am an imaginative Fashion Designer whose work sits in the hybrid space across the three dimensional design landscape
In 2010 I completed my MA at Kingston University.
When designing I take inspiration from abstract images and forms, looking at the shapes within these to inform my garment shapes and silhouettes.
Looking at the interrelation and interplay between flat and 3D structural shapes and forms with the body central, within the process of creation new silhouettes emerge and form counter forms that arise through human interaction and engagement.
I have an eye for originality and innovation, and strive to achieve this within my work, creating unusual pieces, with bold silhouettes and forms.
With a strong focus on the concept of multifunctional and interchangeable clothing which is a running theme throughout my work. To me it is as much about process as it is about product, recently I have been looking in depth at the generative series, at how we assemble, create, perform and transform as an infinite and continuous series in itself.
Fashion Phreaking is new form of objectifying and contextualizing ‘Smart Clothing and Intelligent Cloth’. To be smart you are knowledgeable, intelligent, sharp, gifted and able. Most ‘Smart Fashion’ is currently awkward, unwieldy, burdensome, weighty, clumsy and self-conscious, where sportswear is surging ahead. Fashion Phreaking gives fast fashion and accessories a new meaning by slowing fashion down. When Phreaking, Studio Nancy Tilbury side-grade apparel systems by making clothing more valuable and sustainable by integrating playful technologies. We apply conductive textile networks and soft switching into denim garments, a technique known as denim disruption, here we reform denim into digital skins designed to give fabrics and jewelry extending body communication to the viewer and wearer.
Studio Nancy Tilbury is a design laboratory based in London, UK. Our focus is digital and physical intimacy and the relationship to the body in the 21st Century. We specialize in the fashioning of technologies and hybridizing fashion design with science. We probe, provocate, strategize, innovate, invent, build, direct, navigate, co-create, interrogate, initiate, MAKE. Our clients and research partners include Philips Design, Wellcome Trust, Kingston University London, V2, R-Research Random Dance, EMI, Smart Fabrics | Intelligent Textiles Annual Conference.
Fashion Phreaking Live is a pop-up workshop event where we teach you how to interact, integrate and manage smart fabrications and soft technologies within businesses and education. We also produce specialist guerilla fashion events for public engagement using soft technologies to interrupt everyday wardrobes.
For more information on how to collaborate with Studio Nancy Tilbury or to organise a Fashion Phreaking Live event please email@example.com