Lynda Lorraine
London, UK

Contemporary Artist
Communications Specialist for Technical Services, Royal College of Art

Fine Art, Fashion Design, Media & Communications

Lynda was born in Surrey in the late 70s and is of English and Filipino descent. As an Artist her focus and greatest inspirations drew from the human body and the environment we all occupy. She graduated with an MA in Womenswear from Central Saint Martins after her BA in Fashion Design Technology from London College of Fashion. Her two dissertations, one exploring the relationships our bodies have with the architectural spaces we occupy everyday and the second exploring sculptural beauty in couture and high fashion history in a contemporary context were both clear foundations to her later work.

Following her graduation show and an exhibition on the Harrods international floor alongside the likes of Dior and Chanel, she was headhunted as head designer for the London label Milla. Using the sculptural system of pattern cutting she developed as an art and fashion student in previous years for the first time in the professional realm. With a keen eye for the structural aspects of garment construction alongside her highly tuned spatial awareness and sculptural touch. Both collections garnering international recognition.

Her well rounded and broad sense of artistic, technical and digital industries saw her expanding her remit in the years to follow as creative director for a web design and fashion forecasting company, a forerunner to todays fashion blogging and street style reporting culture we see today.

What followed was a period of independent work as an artist and designer. Concepts of space and movement for the human form continued to be central to her work, through exploration of dance, physical movement, architectural spaces, live art, family, home, migration, living culture, mavericks and popular culture and her attention to how it relates and effects us in the everyday space.

Lynda has led her creative output for over ten years, with a number of commissions, various exhibited and televised works. And in that time has melded fashion, painting, moving image, photography, pyrography, sculptural and drawing concepts as well as adding digital and social design and further fine art techniques to her range.

Tech savvy and multidisciplinary, Lynda combines her largely self-taught skills as an artist with her formal training as a luxury womenswear designer and digital skills honed as a business owner.

She creates combinations of flowing and organic sculptural pieces on and of the body, wistful photographic scenes, raw portrait paintings, drawings that dance across paper, wood and metal and moving image works. Often using her own unique techniques, honed after years of practice and rule breaking.

Catherine (2010), Private Commission for Catherine Mellor
Bonds (2015), Greenwich Theatre, London UK
Solo Exhibitions
Bonds (2015), Greenwich Theatre, London UK
Bennett-Payne (2003), Harrods, London UK
Selected Group Exhibitions
Upcoming: Hidden (March 2017), Royal College of Art, London UK
Axe (2015), The Circle, London UK
Jen (2014), Islington Exhibits, London UK
Fraction (2014), Platform 1 Gallery, London UK
Sketchbook Project (2013), Brooklyn NYC / 30+ City Tour USA
Imago (2004), Lauderdale House, London UK
Television and Performance
Live Art (2015), Collaboration with Artist Kathlyn Pagador
Six Puppies & Us (2015), BBC 2
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas (2014), Channel 4
The Last Five Years (2014), Greenwich Theatre, London UK
Graduate Feature (2003), International Textiles

2003 Harrods Award for Design Initiative (runner up)
2001 AHRC Postgraduate Fashion Development Fund

MA Fashion: Womenswear
Central Saint Martins
BA (hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear Tailoring
London College of Fashion
BTEC Foundation: Fine Art Practice
University of Herfordshire

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