I founded Sophie Elisabeth Design following graduating with a Masters from Nottingham Trent in 2019. Based in Richmond upon Thames Sophie Elisabeth Design focuses on the application of hand & digital embroidery to create bespoke accessories & garments. Pieces emphasise textural variation and intricate design., often emulating & building upon organic structures found in nature.. Due to the delicate & time consuming workflow, collections typically comprise limited release or one-off creations, please contact me to discuss bespoke comissions.
Hawthorne & Heany
Digital Embroidery Assistant
My current full-time position focuses on digital embroidery design – implementing Wilcom es 4.5 in the creation of artworks, bespoke orders and in house sampling on multihead embroidery machines. I also work at UK-based and international client-facing events.
Hand & Lock
The Prize Finalist 2019
I achieved 2nd place in the Hand & Lock Prize Student Fashion Category in 2019 with my luxurious pastel pink overcoat. My design evoked a coral reef with myriad layers of laser cut shapes, fringing, beads, and over-size sequins.
Nottingham Trent University
MA Textile Design Innovation: High Commendation
A Masters course enabled me to further expore my interest in embroidery & textile design – I spent countless hours developing novel techniques using industrial machines to produce my pieces.
Providing embroidery skills to Victoria Secrets Collection.
Renovation and Alterations Intern
Using hand embroidery skills and sourcing fabrics and trimmings to renovate modern and traditional costumes from the archive collection.
Helping finalise embroidery preparations and alterations for Paris Fashion Week 2016.
Embellishment Design Intern
Providing embroidery skills and collaboration on designs for Paris Fashion Week 2015. Working on garments for editorials such as Dazed and Confused and Vogue Italia. I also worked at the V&A Late ‘Brief Encounters’ providing live embroidery demonstrations.
Bath Spa University
BA Art: First Class Honours
Specialising in Fine Art and Textiles