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Kelsey went against the grain by embroidering, felting, and crafting her own fabrics with horse hair.

Kelsey went against the grain by embroidering, felting, and crafting her own fabrics with horse hair.


*Eclectic, Textural, Colourful

7 looks - 12 pieces

Inspired by My own indecision and my love of conflicting things, my designer identity is  -     Contrast of Opposites, Fitted versus Oversized, Asymmetry opposed with Symmetry, Patterned and Solid Colour,Black, white and Accents of Colour,Two Halves that make a Whole.

Sponsored by I had a fabric shop in London called Crescent Trading sponsor me for my fabrics.

Key Pieces My last look which is entirely covered in horse hair that I created myself, another one is a dress made out of neoprene that I felted 3 times to completely change it and make it more textural, another important look is a matching top and trousers that I have covered in embroidery and tassels. These are my most textured looks.

The Process

I usually take inspiration from various self-produced textile manipulations and form explorations deriving from my own drawings and draping.  I love creating flat 2D drawing and creating them in 3d trying to find the balance between volume and 2D.

The Customer A young, fun, carefree women who loves colour and isn't afraid of standing out.


**Colourful, Very British, Perfectionist

What stores would you like to see your work in? Dover Street Market, Selfridges & Harvey Nichols.

Which brands would you like to work for? I loved to work with a Japanese brand Anrealage or the english brands A Child Of the Jago and of course Vivienne Westwood.

When you’ve had a bad day what keeps you going? A good gin and tonic, chocolate/ice cream, friends, family and the thought that it will all be worth it in the end.

What items can be found on you at all times? Lipstick & my iPhone.

What are you addicted to? Colour and creating cool textural textiles, that and probably chocolate!

What did you Google last? A blouse I saw in the window of the &otherstories shop on Rue Saint Honore.

What is the last thing you took a photo of? My embroidery detail from my collection for our  senior daily posts using our #parsonsparis_seniorcollections. My day to post is on a  wednesday.

What’s next? I am looking at applying for a masters back in England, mainly at Central St Martins.


Designer: Kelsey Hutton

You can follow Kelsey on Instagram @KELZHUTTON