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Lindsey Bain Gallacher

Drawing on images of fashion from the Victorian era; I am particularly fascinated in their coupling of ostentatious frills and embellishment with inventive designs.  For example, the detachable false undersleaves called ‘engageantes’ made of fine lace, linen, cambric and broderie anglaise, were designed to be easy to remove, launder and re-stitch.  From the Early right through to Late Victorian era, the design of dresses went through constant change.

With this in mind, I have concentrated on manipulating precious metal to create soft, fabric-like forms from the Victorian sleeve in particular.  The result gives the collection a pleasing tactile form, whilst taking small elements from the wealth of decoration that was present at this time.

I have sourced vintage fabric to use in the rollprinting process, including a Victorian hand stitched cotton House Bonnet giving a beautiful texture to the metal.  Great care is used during the process I have developed to create pleated forms to omit any evidence of tools used to give a fabric like effect.

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