Tamsen Mellor-Gardner’s collection was designed to create awareness of the Save the Bees campaign; it specifically uses colours and fabrics that may not be available in future if the reduction in bee numbers was to continue at the current rate. “Colour was experimented with during the design and manufacture process. I wanted to create colours and patterns that you wouldn’t normally associate with natural dyes. For example, lemon juice was used to create a bright yellow-orange pattern on a logwood-dyed deep purple fabric.”
Mattie Clyne’s Spring/Summer collection is inspired by the traditional clothing of Russian and Afghan cultures connected to her family.
Aleksandra Budnik has recently been commissioned to create a series of 20 illustrations for the main gallery at Discover Bucks Museum.