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Louise is a designer, researcher, maker and lecturer specialising in research and development surrounding future fashion and textile systems and sustainable innovation. She is interested in new fashion systems that challenge the current landscape both from a material and manufacturing perspective, as well as social and political.

Louise has designed clothing and textiles in-house for various UK designers, including Roksanda (2014-2016) and Faye and Erica Toogood, with whom she’s worked consistently since 2016. She has an intimate understanding of a rich variety of design and manufacture techniques, from hand-made to industrial, as well as the intricate internal operations of the fashion design and manufacture industry.

Currently, she is co-curating, with Rachel Dedman, the State of Fashion Biennale in Arnhem, 2024. She has also recently worked on projects with bio-designers Faber Futures, and led material innovation for textile waste reuse design agency ReWeave from 2021-2023. In 2022, she worked extensively developing materials and working methodology for the creation of Cecilia Vicuña’s large-scale Turbine Hall commission at Tate Modern. Louise worked on both the BioDesign and Future Fashion Systems platforms at the Royal College of Art MA Fashion course, between 2015 and 2022, and has guest lectured at multiple Universities within the UK and Ireland. She has contributed to academic research projects within both the Department, the Material Science Research Centre and the Future Fashion Factory.

Concurrently to her fashion design practice, she has worked on costume design for contemporary dance productions, including Hofesh Shechter’s 2018 East Wall, a production performed in the moat of the Tower of London, combining professional and local community dancers into a combined cast of over 120. She has also had costume work performed at at The Place, Laban and Sadler’s Wells.

She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (2014) and Edinburgh College of Art (2012). She currently lives and works from Edinburgh, UK, where she works from her own studio on an ever evolving, varied assortment of projects.