Combining her love for beach culture with the chaotic underworld beneath the waves, Clementina Phillips, graduating (2012) designer from the University of Creative Arts, Farnham, produces laser cut, sea-inspired textiles.
Clementina’s collection consists of digitally printed, laser-cut swimwear samples and an art creation piece that embodies sophisticated yet intricate movement. Painting, collaging and laser cutting are an integral part of her design process, drawn from the textural imperfections of form, color and movement of creatures that inhabit the oceans.
For the art fashion piece, Clementina worked with painted images of sea monster skin derived from sea creatures, enhanced them in Photoshop and then digitally printed onto silk satin. To create a metallic look, the designer screen-printed speckled patterns of glue onto the reverse of the silk and heat pressed metallic foils onto it, then used fish scale patterns created in Illustrator to laser cut into the silk.