Textile Inspiration: RCA Show 15


Show 2015 at the Royal College of Art offers a unique opportunity to view the best of contemporary design practise from over 600 postgraduate students. A highlight of the Kensington campus exhibition was the work of the textile graduates, showcasing their experimentation and innovation.

Here is our top selection from the show:

  • The work of Stephanie Rolph explores the idea of tactility – focusing on how and why we touch, and the position of textiles in a society dominated by screens and digital interfaces.

Stephanie Rolph

  • Aine Katrina Byrne used textiles to explore the human life cycle. Her work combines bright plastics with rough hessian, decorating fabric surfaces with oversized stitching and abstract shapes.

Aine Katrina Byrne

  • Alicia Nader‘s display of hard and soft material experimentations explore geometry within nature and chaos within structure, concentrating on the idea of transparency, distortion, and movement.

Alice Nader

  • Miranda Hicks showcased a collection of fabrics and wallpapers inspired by the life of the desert, with beautiful colour combinations and free-hand movement.

Miranda Hicks

  • Yue Wei used a combination of digital aid technology, hand dying and hand weaving techniques to create perspex and leather pieces, showing a strong sense of colour and functionality.

Yue Wei

Show 2015 will run from 25 June – 5 July at the Royal College of Art’s Battersea and Kensington campuses.

USP: The work on display from MA Textile students demonstrates the extraordinary diversity of the discipline, and pushes the boundaries of material and process.