Lissie’s works feature central characters which she stitches completely by hand, placed carefully around vintage fabrics such as Yves Saint Lauren, Gucci and Chanel and pieces of discarded materials. By seeing the value in everything she finds, she has the rare ability to turn ordinary in to the extraordinary, resulting in pieces full of charm, humour and wonderful energy.
Lissie Baldwin studied fashion at Central St Martins, graduating with a Masters in 1994 and going on to set up her own fashion label. She has designed and worked with Liberty, Koh-Samui, Whistles, The Spice Girls, Zoe Ball and Denise Van Outen. Her work has featured regularly in The New York Times, New York Post, Hello! Magazine, Elle Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Evening Standard.
Recognising the commercial appeal for her handmade, intricate designs, in 2004 she began showing her work commercially in galleries in Central London with much success. Regularly exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair London and New York and holding shows at Selfridges, Nigel Hall Menswear and Cockpit Arts.
"Welcome to Embroiderland series was initially inspired by the 1950’s pin up girls, which I wanted to contemporise through the integration of strong female imagery and commercial iconography. I wanted to update old themes through a modern twist on the embroidered image." - Lissie Baldwin
The exhibition will be on at our Shenfield Gallery for the duration of July and until the 14th August.