Gyeongmi Shin

Gyeongmi is a graduate from the prestigious Chelsea College of Arts, currently living and designing in Seoul. She is inspired by British architecture from the 1950's-60's and in particular the South Bank area of London. With a fascination of the brutalist architecture of the barbican these buildings influence both her mark making and colour choices in her design work. Gyeongmi is intrigued by the point, line and plane of these buildings which is reflected in her work. She is confident in both designing for fashion and interiors and enjoys the simplicity behind confident repeating patterns.

A lot of Gyeongmi's work is also focussed and interested by the instruments used in modern architecture, the pens used to create the drawings and the tools required to create accurate, precise lines.

We first met Gyeongmi at her Chelsea degree show where we spotted her designs in a beautifully pared back monochrome palette, displayed as printed silk shirts. These light weight shirts has an ephemeral quality that contrasted with their bold, blocky prints. We worked together with Gyeongmi to work these designs into repeating patterns for interiors and kept Gyeongmi's signature monochrome palette- the results are 'Barbican' and 'Flint'

Jenny Wingfield