Monday, August 16, 2010
COMING SOON! Maja Mehle
Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!
We are really excited about the next feature of the 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' accompanying programme. As part of our 'New Designer Showcase' platform we shall be introducing our visitors to our next participant, Maja Mehle, who will be taking over the temporary installation room in the gallery. Maja is a Slovenian designer currently living and working within the industry in the UK following her recent graduation from London’s prestigious Royal College of Art. Her work has been featured in publications such as Dazed Digital, Ponytail Magazine and Ribbed Magazine.
During her time at the college she won a number of awards and competitions and has worked with brands such as Oasis, Umbro and Thierry Mugler. Her final collection titled 'Tito and Me' is a combination of tailored and sportswear garments inspired by socialism, Balkan history, and Yugoslavian president Tito. She is combining traditional tailoring techiques and fabric such as wool and silk with sportswear shapes and details. One of the non-traditional tecniques used in her collection is digital print. Part of the garment is digitally printed with pixilation in a way darker part coming from the inside of the jacket to the outside into a lighter color. For this collection Maja created her own coat of arms, which was printed to dress and is used as a tag for this collection. Tito and me is a black and white memory of a uniformed socialistic childhood.
Maja will be taking over the showcase space as of this Friday,20th August, so be sure to pop into 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' to check out her work as it will be presented for a limited time only!
Team Fish and Chips