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#WeAreCreatives Student Spotlight: Ella Storer

Discover and celebrate the work of the School of Art & Design's graduating students.

Textiles by Ella Storer
Ella Storer, BA (Hons) Textile Design

We Are Creatives Student spotlight

Ella Storer, BA (Hons) Textile Design

My time at NTU

Studying Textiles at NTU, I have really enjoyed the opportunities that we have been given to explore different areas of the subject that really interest us. This year, we were given a huge choice of workshops to sign up to, one being a biomaterials workshop that I particularly enjoyed! Even though these were mostly held online while uni was closed, they were still great opportunities to learn something new and expand our skillset.

Industry projects in second year were a great opportunity to get experience working in a multidisciplinary team towards a specific brief, and I think it has really helped me to become prepared to enter the industry after graduating.

Textiles by Ella Storer
Ella Storer, BA (Hons) Textile Design

My work

Material Synthesis is a conceptual project exploring the creation of biomaterials and applying them to a couture market level. The collection is comprised of both experimental materials and print designs that are visualised as one-off garments. The idea is that the garments can dissolve or be re-formed after they have been worn, helping to tackle the issue of post-consumer waste within the fashion industry.

My collection consists of biomaterials that have been naturally coloured and manipulated in different ways, such as woven, laser-cut, piped and painted. Keeping to my specialism, I have applied my print designs directly onto sheets of biomaterial, which was a really exciting way of combining the two elements of my project.

I am really proud of my final collection and think it shows an innovative and exciting approach to textile design.

My future

Following graduation, I would love to continue experimenting with creating biomaterials and other sustainable textiles. I think it is really important to have a focus on sustainability, and so working with innovative materials and processes is something that really interests me. I am currently looking for work or placement opportunities, either in print design or in a role with a focus on sustainable fashion and textiles.

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#WeAreCreatives Student Spotlight: Ella Storer

Published on 18 June 2021
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Current students; School of Art & Design

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