Flett Bertram
The Hedley Foundation
Spring | 2013

Flett is a London based textiles designer specialising in embroidery and embellishment for use in luxury fashion. She has a strong appreciation of traditional craftsmanship and hand embroidery techniques, yet in order to maintain contemporary relevance, she enjoys combining these with modern and self-invented forms of embellishment.

The QEST scholarship supported Flett through her time at the Royal College of Art where she undertook an MA in mixed media textile design. This allowed her to develop her technical ability and to identify her specific strengths as a textiles designer.

The RCA has opened many doors for Flett, and she has since been involved in textiles-based projects with the Save the Children charity, The National Trust and also with the high-street brand Monsoon. With Monsoon she created a capsule collection of embellished and printed garments which went on sale this summer. In 2013, she had the opportunity to work for a fantastic embroidery company based in St Gallen, Switzerland, where she expanded her understanding of the mechanical production of embroidered fabrics.

This summer, Flett was selected for Texprint 2014 (a textiles competition for recent graduates) and as part of this, she will be taking her work to exhibit at Premiere Vision in Paris later in the year. She will soon also begin a traineeship with Alexander McQueen, a prestigious womenswear brand based in London.


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