Molly is a young British fashion designer, originally from the Lake District, UK. Growing up surrounded by the outdoors is where her interest in functional outdoor clothing started. She recently finished her final year of studying fashion design at the university of Westminster in London.
Her work reflects her interest in outdoor clothing whilst highlighting sustainability. Molly’s graduate collection comprises of garments that counteract festival waste, whilst striving for functionality. Her previous work has been featured in numerous music videos and magazine publications; such as Vogue Italia and Dazed. During her studies, She was awarded an Excellence Award as part of her BA degree, and a Final Year scholarship from the British Fashion Council. Repurposing is the key
theme she plans to carry forward into the unit in Penrith, using discarded tents and other unconventional materials to up-cycle into exciting and wearable clothes and accessories.
Molly will use the space to make products from repurposed materials, by using a sewing machine, overlocking machine, a mannequin and a large cutting table. She will also use the space to store fabrics, ranging from tents and sleeping bags to sails/parachutes – from which she will make smaller pieces e.g. bags and accessories and larger pieces e.g. jackets and trousers that would be available to buy in the space. Passers-by will be able to see the process of working on both small and larger scale projects.
Molly is going to open the unit up to the public to hold exhibitions, highlighting her process of making the repurposed items and the finished outcomes. In addition to this she will host an artist talk about her work and process, and hold a workshop or two showing ways in which people can repurpose some items they may have laying around at home, by providing some free patterns they can follow to make their own repurposed products.
In The Studio
“First week in the new pop up studio ⛺️ Here’s a snippet of the space taking shape! It’s been a great week seeing new faces, discussing all things repurposing and making the most of upcycling our often discarded materials”