Textile Design graduate highly commended in Creative Conscience Awards

Textile Design graduate highly commended in Creative Conscience Awards

Gabriela Sokolowska, BA (Hons) Textile Design, has been highly commended in the 2020 awards. 

Creative Conscience challenges creatives to use their talent to create socially valuable projects across disciplines such as textiles and fashion, graphic design, architecture and film/photography.

Award-winning project by BA Textile Design graduate Gabriela Sokolowska. A brunette woman wears a shawl inspired by traditional Polish costume. The shawl is woven with white, black, green, pink and red yarns
Award-winning project by BA Textile Design graduate Gabriela Sokolowska. A brunette woman wears a shawl inspired by traditional Polish costume. The shawl is woven with white, black, green, pink and red yarns
BA Textile Design graduate Gabriela Sokolowska's award-winning project 'Renewable Tradition'. A moodboard of inspiration for Gabriela's final weaves. Featuring photographs of young girls in traditional Polish dress, colour swatches, mark making and floral patterns.

Gabriela’s project ‘Renewable Tradition’, is inspired by her Polish heritage. During her childhood, Gabriela frequently wore a traditional Polish Cracovian costume for celebrations.

The idea for her project is to create a unique, one-off product that lasts longer than typical fast fashion items.

Gabriela’s work centres on the abundance of colour in the waistcoat, skirt and headpiece of the costume. Each element is heavily decorated with satin embroidery and beadwork inspired by flowers.

The final outcome is a woven shawl created on the hand loom with hand dyed natural, noble yarns – wool and corded silk.

You can follow Gabriela’s work on her Instagram.