David Bates

Statement

I enjoy print making and sculpturing garments to an extreme limit. Above all else I would love my fashion to be remembered for being fun.

Achievements & Experience

Experience: Glastonbury Festival - Eco Pod Team
Working on behalf of UWE with a small team, we designed and constructed a sustainable canvas school that was used as part of the festival on a permanent basis.

Shokushu Boutique - Fashion Communication Intern
I used my creative insight to curate photoshoots and content for social media and branding. I was also in charge of arranging and attending appearances and creating opportunities to sell the fashion and products.

Education:
BA(Hons) Fashion Textiles, UWE Bristol, 2020
Access Art and Design

Contact

Personal professional email

Featured Projects:

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Ready to Grow collection

Trees and flowers have always inspired me - This is part of a capsule collection featuring sustainable ready to wear garments.

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Barbies Dream collection

I investigated the 'ideal' feminine body and how fashion is used to disguise, distort and conceal elements. With this collection I explored and exploded the idea of the perfect figure and silhouette.