Rhiannon Hunt is a London based designer who graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2014. Her creative practice acknowledges the need for sustainability solutions that in turn provide new aesthetic qualities and sources of design inspiration. Rather than adopting a limiting and restrictive approach, sustainability is embraced as a key element of her work, thus helping to inform and develop innovative outcomes.
Previous collections were created using this approach including a range of garments and accessories made entirely from the by-products of food production, for which Rhiannon received the Textiles Environment Design Selects Award. In 2015, Rhiannon went on to be named the winner of the WRAP ELC award. Her collection of adaptable garments was aimed at reducing textile waste by establishing a greater bond between the wearer and garment.
Rhiannon takes inspiration from the built environment. Her garments are designed so that the method of construction is apparent. Whilst the basic elements of each piece are sewn together using traditional methods, certain sections including pleats, panels, waistbands and hemlines are instead joined with detachable fastenings, enabling the wearer to adjust the size, fit and length of each garment. This added interaction, creativity and personalisation aims to strengthen the bond between the wearer and garment.
Rhiannon Hunt will be showcasing her SS16 collection at our Sustain catwalk show on Friday 16th October.