Sofia Ofori BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice

Sofia Ofori

My practice takes inspiration from a breadth of sources; whether it be nature, architecture or the human condition, I enjoy developing strong concepts that direct my process. My final year on TIP has been influenced by current global issues, such as sustainability in the fashion industry and the current pandemic. This is interpreted through tactility, construction and colour. My process often utilises collaging and paper cutting in its infancy to develop surface designs and balance colours before translating these into sampling ideas.

A detailed exploration of consumer behaviour for my third year extended essay highlighted my interest in challenging the current perceived value of textiles and how this can be improved by better understanding the making process and the makers themselves. As a knitter, I use the freedom of my medium to create process-driven work that can inform my audience of the broader lifecycle of fashion and textiles. Exploring natural dye during my final units has consolidated my enthusiasm for closed-loop design and repurposing materials within my work.