Jessica Leclere

2015 QEST John Smedley Scholar - Knitwear Design

Jessica is a knitted textile and knitwear designer. Originally from Paris she moved to London to study a BA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art, where she gained a first-class honours degree in 2012. She then completed an MA in Knitted Textiles at the Royal College of Art, with a QEST John Smedley Scholarship supporting her during her final year.

Jessica’s work consists of altering the structure of knitted fabric by combining unusual yarns and materials in order to find interesting shapes and textures. She was awarded the Texprint Fashion Prize and the Texprint Woolmark Prize in September 2015 at Premiere Vision in Paris.