I'm ecstatic to announce that I am the student project winner of the Core77 industrial design awards in soft goods/apparel! I'm so thrilled that people still think the project is relevant and interesting and hope this may open up some doors for progression in the future.
I've been invited to take part in an exhibition about sustainable fashion taking place in NYC later this year. All super exciting - the exhibition "The Believers" is a creative project by La Fortuna Studio which aims to showcase cutting edge sustainable fashion..right up my street! It will run from 8th September to 15th October. Press release and more info to follow..
So I've been very bad about updating here recently and I thought I would explain a bit about why..
Post-graduation I had a lot of interest in Icica from press, buyers, stylists and lots of interesting people, but unfortunately only managed to make samples in size 4 for the degree and then ran out of money! I decided to look for a job and try to develop the project, and managed to find a possible sponsor to develop the project with. Unfortunately this fell through and in the meantime I started working on some collaborative projects for Camper. I was then offered a job with Clarks which is where I am now, where my main role is to assist the design director and work on offline, trend-led projects across all categories.
I still have lots of interest in the Icica project and hope to continue development when I can so if anyone is interested in sponsoring a mould please let me know!
Samples of work by Karen Marie Hasling, B.Sc.Eng Textile technology, M.Sc.Eng Design&Innovation. Preliminary results of the project ‘Green’ bio composites for ceiling and wall elements. Presented as part of a seminar on design potentials in polyester with the Digital Crafting Network.