Liverpool Design Festival

Conceptual Scarves by Debbie Bryan

Advertisements

On our way out of the show, we had to stop and talk to Debbie, whose signature designs were sculpted scarves, created by a unique manufacturing process. After researching a whole year to perfect the technique, she found a way to edge lambs wool scarves with a tubular synthetic structure to create unique curvilinear forms. They are both a colourful and daring statement, displaying a prowess and maturity in terms of concept and execution. We liked Debbie because she could explain in detail the story behind every creation, whether that be a scarf, brooch or pin. She has recently opened her own shop in Nottingham’s Lace Market. Her brooches were quirky and explored an alternative form of beauty, reminding us of the 80’s animations of the Brother Quay – broken watches and pieces of gold leaf are encapsulated in layers of coloured resin, all unique, all describing a weird archaeology, each with its patina of age. Debbie’s obsessive eye for detail has nostalgia for the Victorian that will definitely appeal to fans of Jules Verne (i.e Steampunks!)

Advertisements

Advertisements