Currently doing MA: Womenswear at Royal College of Art
I would like to thank Saga Furs for a wonderful sponsorship.
Collection is based on idea of a soft control.
The collection is an investigation into inter-relation of minimalism and modern women.
I found my inspiration in Michelangelo Antonioni films L’Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), Eclipse (1962) and Il deserto rosso (1964). His films concentrate on how the modern world influence people and their feelings. Personal feelings, doubts, moods are substance of the films.
The works and processes of Robert Morris, Tony Cragg and Daniel Arsham sculptures and abstract painting of Dale Frank served as the initial inspiration for the silhouette, colour, texture and details of the collection. The aim was to mix different techniques and inspirations to reach new and unexpected levels. I embraced the complexities and simplicities by different techniques to reinvent a version of femininity.
Robert Morris felt sculptures led to create new ways of using seams to express the fluidity of line. The collection is a lot about the lines that are so pure, so clear, that they convey simplicity in their perfection. The purity is combined with texture that comes from tufting embroidery and soft fur to create a new level of feelings that garments create when touched.
A dialogue between time and timelessness runs through the progression of the minimalist aesthetic which is felt in fluidity of seam lines.
The collection incorporates a range of luxury fabrics (cashmere, wool, silk, fur, leather) to examine the balance between textures, silhouette and a purity of line.
Education and qualifications:
2009 to 2013 BA Fashion Design: Womenswear, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
2007 to 2012 BA Business Management and Administration, Vilnius University, Lithuania
2008 to 2009 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University for Creative Arts, Maidstone
2012 Aug – Sep Costume designer for Alice Evans film ‘Rhydymain’, London
2012 May – Aug Internship at Maison Martin Margiela, full-time, Paris
• Design development
• Pattern cutting
• Textile development
• Mood and colour boards
2011 Jan – Mar Internship at Lulu Liu, part-time, London
2011 Jan – Mar Costume for Alice Evans film ‘Rusalka’, Royal College of Art, London
2010 Oct – Dec Internship at Giles Deacon, part-time, London
2010 Aug – Sep Internship at Alexander Mcqueen, part-time, London
2010 Jun – Oct Womenswear designer at Mingle & Co, part-time, London
2007 to 2008 Seamstress at GR Design, Vilnius, Lithuania
2013 Jul London College of Fashion Press show
2013 Apr Shortlisted for Nina De York Illustration Competition
2013 Mar Shortlisted for Marialuisa.com Illustration Competition
2013 Mar Shortlisted for the BFC portfolio review, 2013
2013 Feb Graduate Collection sponsored by SAGA Furs, Denmark
2012 Dec Craft’Feel collection presented at Fashion Festival, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2012 Nov Shortlisted for "Chloe" competition
2011 Dec Polychrominations Fashion Show, London College of Fashion, London
2011 Oct International Award at China Professional Fashion Design Contest, Shanghai, China
2011 Sep Top 20 tailor at BBC Young Tailor of The Year Competition,
2010 Jun UAL Fashion Society Fashion Show, London
2007 Feb Golden Needle Fashion Contest, Lithuania
Open for projects and collaborations