Wednesday, 19 March 2014

London Design Week- Chelsea Harbour

Walking the Pink Carpet at LDN Design Week 2014

I was invited to the Trade Preview of London Design Week where some of the most inspiring interior design companies exhibit and showcase their latest collections, along with industry presentations talking of whats on trend for the up coming seasons.

View from the Tatler Magazine Cafe within the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
The event reflects the dynamism, ingenuity and genuine passion for design today (including lots of British Class) and has plenty to offer whether you are a fan of classic contemporary, an admirer of cutting-edge cool or just keen to seek out something innovative or unusual.

It was such a great opportunity to make some new contacts within the interiors market and not to mention how inspiring it was...

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Scottish Variety Awards - Artnthat Matt Russell Textiles Feature

I am so pleased to be featured in the Wishaw Press this week, featuring my nomination as "Best New Designer" at the Scottish Variety Awards 2013 with Capital Fm. Its so great to be recognised for my Textile Design work in the place where I grew up. 

The article was also promoted on the Daily Record website, where you can read the full article here.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Matt Russell Nominated for Best New Scottish Designer at the Scottish Variety Awards with Capital FM

I am delighted to be nominated for Best New Scottish Designer at the Scottish Variety Awards with Capital FM.

Please Vote for Matt Russell Textiles to Win!

Been wondering whats going on at Artnthat recently? A very exciting new venture is in the pipeline & all will be revealed very soon...

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Artnthat, Matt Russell Textiles Editorial Coverage - Mōdh Magazine 2013 Textiles Scotland

What an exciting couple of weeks it has been for Artnthat, from attending the Textile Forum in London and designing for my next collection, I was so pleased  to have my printed fringing featured in the latest edition of the luxurious Mōdh Magazine! 

Coverage of my luxurious screen printed Fringing styled with a gorgeous 1920's elegance.

You can also read my latest editorial coverage from Twist Textiles Magazine, Vogue and more by clicking here.

Twist Textiles - Emerging Talent Feature & Talking about my recent nomination for the Scottish Fashion Awards

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Textile Forum and Fabric Show 2013

Gorgeous One Marylebone hosting this years Textile Forum
The Textile Forum is Londons most exclusive fashion fabric show, showcasing the latest in trends, luxury and innovative textiles and it was such a pleasure network and card swap with lots of lovely creative businesses but also catch up with lots of familiar faces including my wonderful friend Cari who was not only representing Cari and Co but Yuwa Shoten Japan.  

Textile Forum and Fabric Show 2013

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Scottish Fashion Awards 2013 - Graduate of the Year 2013 Nominee

Walking the Red Capet.
I feel so honoured to be nominated for a Scottish Fashion Award 2013 as Fashion and Textiles Graduate of the Year selected by the worlds leading fashion houses, the most renowned and respected fashion publications and the leading figures in the fashion and textiles industry.

The 8th Annual Scottish Fashion awards took place at the home of Scotland in London, Dover House. Hosted by TV personality, host of MTV & Im a Celeb, Laura Whitmore.

The evening progressed to London's most central venue - 8 Northumberland where we enjoyed a glorious Scottish Banquet & Champagne and Whisky Reception before a glamorous after party at Whisky Mist, Mayfair.

Meeting the amazing Stella Tennant and Kim Young Seong.

I had the pleasure of chatting to the inspiring Stella Tennant and Kim Young Seong (Chanel) who accepted the award for international designer of the year in place of Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld - they were so appreciative of the Scottish textiles industry and a real inspiration to talk to.
Feature of my collection as "On Trend" for the coming season in the Official Magazine. 
It was such a fantastic event celebrating the vast wealth of Scottish talent and position that we hold within the fashion and textiles industry, I am so honoured to be recognised for my contribution and to be part of such a prestigious event in the fashion capital. 

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Pure London & Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Show.

I had a fantastic few days at Pure London 34 where I was able to explore the UKs largest and most influential buying event, with over 1000+ brands.
I attended the show as an shadow buyer and scout for a clothes and accessories company which gave me such a useful insight into the buying process, I was also lucky enough to attend WGSN trend seminars as well as the Catwalk show of British Fashion Icon, Zandra Rhodes.

I assisted Rhodes at Paris and London Fashion Week and it was fantastic to meet her again and hear the inspiration behind the designs of her latest collection presented on the catwalk live at Pure.

Pure London 34

Zandra Rhodes discussing the catwalk show
Zandra Rhodes Catwalk show - Pure London 2014
My Pass and gift bag from the Trade Show 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Matt Russell at New Designers 2013 - Business Design Centre, London.

artnthat, matt russell, textiles, fashion, blogger, designer, scottish,

Thank you to everyone who visited my stand T28 at New Designers 2013, I had such a fantastic week and met so many amazing contacts. 

I am now available for freelance print design, and I am enthusiastic to engage and work within the fashion, textiles, and creative industry. If you would be interested in my services or for more information contact me here. You can also view my experience and full cv here.

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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Graduate Collection & Artnthat Studios Launch Night

Im so pleased to announce that my graduate collection is now launched. 
My collection was launched at 7pm on Friday the 14th June 2013 at Grays School of Art Degree Show in Aberdeen. My launch night was sponsored by the amazing Mens Hair Salon "The Mens Emporium" and they put on such a fantastic array of beverages for my VIP visitors. 
My graduate collection can now be viewed on my posts below as well as purchased here
I am also exhibiting at the Grays School of Art Degree show on the 15th-23rd of June in Aberdeen and at New Designers  Exhibition in London on the  26th -29th of June 2013 - Come along and visit me if you can! 

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Friday, 21 June 2013

Artnthat - Matt Russell's Graduate Collection Part 1

My honours year collection is the result of detailed research and development into the topic of place and identity.

Combining geographical landscapes and my own recordings of travel I have designed an androgynous fashion collection, showcasing the appeal of concealed identity within today’s globalised hybrids of cultures merging.

The experience of travel, both having studying abroad in Nanjing China and completing placements away from home in London and Paris has led to me developing my appreciation of my own Scottish heritage which led to me being heavily influenced by the Scottish landscape.

In pushing the constraints of scale and perspective I looked into the concealment of identity within a globalised culture. This led to create these luxurious printed silk chiffon scarves 

Printed Silk Chiffon Scarves - Matt Russell 
Photography                            - Chris Henderson 
Make-Up Artistry                   - Chloe Marie Watt
Model                                        - Aroosha Nekonam

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Artnthat - Matt Russell's Graduate Collection - 6ft Printed Fringing

As a development from my screen printed fringed lampshade seen here I decided to push my limits and work with a much longer length of fringing for the use in the fashion and interiors market.

I have had such a fantastic response and a real sense of awe and appreciation at the effort and lengths I tackled in printing on-top of the finging.

Printed Fringing                    - Matt Russell 
Photography                            - Chris Henderson 
Make-Up Artistry                   - Chloe Marie Watt
Model                                         - Aroosha Nekonam

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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Artnthat - Matt Russell's Graduate Collection Part 2 - T-Shirt Menswear Collection

My honours year collection is the result of detailed research and development into the topic of place and identity. For my menswear T-Shirt collection I used my tribal print designs and screen printed my T-shirts using innovative techniques such as embossing. Each T-shirt is handmade and printed by myself.

You can purchase a selection of my menswear T-shits  and printed trousers at my  online store   or order one of my designs via my bespoke ordering service email 

T-shirt Design - Matt Russell
Model - Nathan Mellis

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