Eliza Collin

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Eliza Collin grew up in Cornwall before moving to London to study fashion design and technology at London College of Fashion. As an artist and designer her work is concerned with issues surrounding production in relation to materials and people. Design’s intimacy offers a critical space to address our everyday material relations and the politics of the processes these engage. Collin’s relationship with materials as a designer are integral to the philosophy of how she works and what she makes, in attempting to bridge the disconnect between material providence, human labour and eventual consumption. The work rejects the hyper speeds of post-capitalist consumption, in favour of prioritising sustainable practices and accountable processes.

She regularly puts herself through long arduous processes of traditional craft making and finds herself mapping routes and stories surrounding ancient production. The demise in dedication to process and the rise of brand identity spells a damaging break which will only be further criticised as we move forward into more advanced material futures. Collin’s own work both brings these issues to light and presents solutions. In September of this year, Collin will be commencing an MA in Material Futures at Central Saint Martins to further educate herself in the discovery of new materials and processes of making.

Sessions by Eliza Collin

  • 5 October 2019
    2:00 pm 4:00 pm
While fast fashion seems to be the most popular choice for how we shop and clothe ourselves, it can also contribute to increasing amounts of waste, cut into the sustainability of materials, and contribute to unethical production and labour practices. These are areas of focus for UK artist and […]
  • 6 October 2019
    2:30 pm 3:30 pm
How would you define ethical fashion? In a time of hyper-consumption and fast fashion that has many of us in an accelerated loop of buy and discard, how can we slow things down to look at the spectrum of sustainability when it comes to what we wear? Join four […]