Weaving is designing from scratch: it is the first step that leads to the production of masterpieces such as Jackie O’s Chanel’s jacket, and a discussion on weaving in Britain is incomplete without the mention of tweed. Coco Chanel, pioneer of tweed, was first introduced to it by Brit extraordinaire Duke of Westminster in the 1920s. The fabric is so ingrained in British culture that Guy Hills once referred to it as British denim.
For the Textile Design students at Central Saint Martins, this project was their initiation to the world of this now iconic British fabric. The students from the pathway all put their own spin on the project, and below you can see the work of 5 selected students.