Louise is a designer whose interest lies in the way in which products we use, wear and inhabit come to be, the lives they go on to have, and the relationships they forge with those who use them.

A process person, much happier with verbs than nouns: making, thinking, changing, adapting, improving, probing, storytelling. A materials maverick, a construction dissident.

Louise completed her Fashion MA at the Royal College of Art in 2014, having previoulsy attended Edinburgh College of Art. She has designed costumes for choreographers including Hofesh Shechter, performing at The Place, Laban and Sadler’s wells. She worked in-house for 2 years for Roksanda and has spent over 5 years working in-house and freelance with Faye and Erica Toogood. She is a current creative consultant for artist Do Ho Suh.

Since September 2021 Louise has been working part-time as R&D Project Lead for ReWeave, a new textiles consultancy and manufacturer working with brands to create new fabrics from their own manufacturing waste. This role of funded by an R&D grant from the BFTT, with Academic Partner UAL.

At the Royal College of Art Louise lectures on MA Fashion study platform ‘Future Fashion Systems’, and also contributes to academic research projects within both the Fashion Department, the Material Science Research Centre and the Future Fashion Factory. She designs and makes on a freelance basis, and also by commission on bespoke projects.

louise.bennetts@network.rca.ac.uk

@lou_bennetts

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