Winner: Amber Roper

fur 3aAmber Roper is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins, specialising in hand woven textiles . After graduating, Amber presented her woven textiles collection at the New Designer’s  exhibition held at the Business Design Centre, Islington. Soon after, she was selected as a finalist for the 2014 International Creative Pattern Design Competition, held in Hangzhou, China.

Amber’s degree show collection ‘The Changeover- Modern Samurai’ was recognised for it’s highly innovative and individual use of traditional and experimental materials.

Her collection was placed in the top 3, receiving one of the grand prizes of the competition and winning the award for Best Material Creative.

China Academy of Art and the Hangzhou Municipal Government hosted the competition. It received over 400 entries from around the world and out of these Amber was the only candidate from Great Britain shortlisted to present her collection in China as one of final 30 exhibitors.

She is currently working as a weave designer for menswear shirting company David Howard. She is also working as a freelance textile designer, and has been invited back to china in 2015 by Tao Yin, Dean of Fashion and Textiles at China Academy of Arts. She will be exhibiting a new collection of exciting textiles.
Her work takes an experimental approach to materials and pushes the boundaries within the realms of Woven Textiles. Driven by her love of colour, tactility and transforming the use of materials she has created cutting-edge bespoke surfaces for interiors with a fresh, intricate and exciting quality.



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