Rebecca Houlton Studying Art & Design at Barnet College, Barnet
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08th December 2011


Art & Design


Fashion, Textiles, Print.


The work of designers such as Yohji Yamamto has really inspired me, I started using origami techniques in my work, folding and playing around with the overall shape. I have been especially interested by Japanese design, after seeing an exhibition at the Barbican, Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, I like the unique style and how artistic the pieces were, the cross over of modern and traditional techniques. I am also interested in the comparison of British designer Vivienne Westwood, I like her use of draping. Her classic style crossed with a punk edge appealed to me, which I don’t feel other designers do well. I am very interested by the intertwining of cultural influences in garments, like Yinka Shonibare’s use of challenging colonialism and mixes both African and European design in his pieces.


I try to attend as many events as I can, e.g. the fashion in motion Peter Jensen show at the V&A, I really enjoyed his fun, colourful I found his inspiration very unique, using female figures that he finds interesting as the basis for his collecetions.

Work Experience

My work experience placement increased my enthusiasm to pursue a career in Fashion. I found my own placement working with one of the pattern cutters the designer Mary Katranzou, based in London. Working as a runner, preparing for production in July 2009, I learnt pattern cutting techniques, draping, how to use an industrial sewing machine. I also undertook a jewellery project for Vogue with the designer. Working with her broadened my understanding of how a collection is produced, and I gained an insight into the practical skills in clothing and pattern cutting. I really enjoyed the responsibility and commitment.

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Friday 17th February 2012

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Barnet College, Barnet

Home Town


Date of Birth

Thursday 18th August 1994



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Central Saint Martins Summer School - Portfolio

Summer School attended in June 2011, Knitwear piece as a collaboration with a jewellery student.

Megan Welstead October 8, 2012 Hey, just wondering what you thought of st martins? If you could have studied there would you? As im deciding whether I'd want to go there or not. Thanks xx