Modern Love is a brand with a strong enduring signature. A clothing collection conceived in response to a shift in a view of fashion. A new vision born after twelve years of collaboration. An exclusive, artisan collection of individual pieces which can be viewed and collected in the same way one would vintage or a limited edition artwork.
Bold colourful prints inspired by the wonder of nature, interwoven with our love of exploration of different cultures, this exhibition is a showcase for the world of Modern Love. Embracing digital processing as an inspiration and craft, exploring its future within the world of fashion and print. Modern Love will be presenting a range of printed garments, illustrations, film and inspirations. Our research will form a ‘work in progress’ and ‘virtual’ addition to this yearlong exhibition. We seek to experiment, invent and combine digital and non-digital working practices in textiles. Exploring ways in which traditional craft methodology could inform the future digital craftsperson. The inspirations and collaborative processes will be shared with visitors through a blog available to view at the museum and on-line. A of series workshops and events will take place during the year open to the public and students
About ArnettHunt Studio
Sarah graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in woven textiles. She has worked and traveled extensively, applying her design skills to a wide array of projects and commissions. She has created an exciting signature style and unique way of applying her digital craft. Journeying through her obsession with colour, and collaging an exciting array of elements in her compositions; Sarah re-imagines fantastical landscapes and creates a unique and exciting illustrative narrative. Her formative years growing up in Africa, mixed with a life by the English sea side have given Sarah a unique set of influences to draw from. These early inspirations, along with a love of the bygone worlds of botany and film have combined to inform her notable style. Ultimately Sarah’s work allows us to inhabit a paradise previously unknown and leaves us with a strong sense of pleasure.
Kim is a creative director, having worked in the fashion world for many years. She worked on a variety of international magazines, and was fashion director of British Elle during its seminal, groundbreaking years. This role brought her into contact with many designers, and over the years she has worked as a collaborator, defining collections through fashion shoots, shows and advertising campaigns.
Her style is one of informed and modern influences. She is committed to expressing the Modern Love message in the clearest form possible without compromising the design ethos. Sensuality is a key part of her vocabulary and therefore textiles and surface design play a huge part in the end result. Using her editing skills, influences from all forms are brought together to create beautiful, thought provoking pieces.