Designer of the Day…Anita Quansah

It never ceases to amaze me all the things you can do with textiles. The obvious example are garments and quilts, but I sometimes feel that the world of accessories doesn’t get as much credit as it should. Especially when the accessories are ornate, gorgeous pieces of jewelry like these necklaces by Anita Quansah. This London based textile designer has got some awesome, awesome statement necklaces that use everything from fabric to stones, to chains.

Quansah was educated at the Chelsea Colleg of Art & Design where she obtained her BA in textile design. Since then, she has worked with such designers as Christian LaCroix and Ischiko to create embroidered textile pieces that are just as intrictae as they are beautiful. Her technique is what amazes me the most. She uses hand embroidery, machine embroidery, and a mix of vintage and modern fabrics to create multi-dimensional necklaces and in some cases garments. She calls it “painting with texture”.

She draws inspiration from such greats as Monet, which is very apparent in her use of floral textiles. These works simply blow me away…the necklaces are so in-your-face. And in a good way, in my opinion. Check out her flickr to see some more great pieces…Great, great work!


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on June 29, 2010, in Designers on My Radar and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow, cool blog and really intresting designs here!
    It’s beautiful to see creativity like this.

    Maybe you look here also, it’s a german designer who makes beautiful fashion jewelry, really common this summer here. – i know her, so i tell some people from time to time about, but theres only positive feedback.

    have fun going on blogging,

    greetings from germany,


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