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BA (Hons) Textiles

Jennifer Mackie

México a Mano...I have been infected and driven by the Mexican culture. Inspired by my travels, I have drawn from a range of their traditional craft customs, such as the use of bold colour palettes, woven fabrics of indigenous groups, and Mesoamerican objects. Using my hands and contemporary flare, I have created a collection of prints for fashion; the added depth of neoprene produces ensembles that integrate tradition into contemporary society- the perfect platform for my designs. Being contemporary has ironically become something quite traditional and Mexican culture thrives on keeping its customs alive. Through the use of laser cutting within my work, a jewellery collection has also evolved to create smaller bursts of ‘México a Mano’.
I have found myself infatuated with the use of colour and impacting patterns. I crave to draw and paint, challenging myself to create striking images. Designing is my most truthful form of expression.

Jennifer Mackie - Hand painted

Hand painted

Jennifer Mackie - Earrings from my jewellery collection.

Earrings from my jewellery collection.

Jennifer Mackie - Laser cut and embellished (also the design used on the jacket)

Laser cut and embellished (also the design used on the jacket)

Jennifer Mackie - Close up of embellishment on one of my designs.

Close up of embellishment on one of my designs.

Jennifer Mackie - Digitally draw, with elements scanned in, painted wood and sprayed textures.

Digitally draw, with elements scanned in, painted wood and sprayed textures.

Jennifer Mackie - Hand painted and collaged.

Hand painted and collaged.

Tags: Colour, Colourful, Digital, Digital Print, Hand Drawn, Jewellery, Laser Cutting, Mexico, Neoprene, Pattern, Perspex, Plastic, Prints For Fashion, Screen Print, Textiles, Wood

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