WANDERS OF JAPAN

My collection consists of motifs, patterns and design inspired by selected aspects of Japanese culture and traditions. Inspired by the Joseon period South Korea with a modern Japanese twist. I have created work from the traditional Japanese style, but also put my own twist on it by making it more abstract.

I have experimented using a range of diverse surfaces and techniques such as textiles, digital, and  hand drawn. These are influenced by traditional and non – traditional styles interpreted for a contemporary market place.

CUSHION COLOURWAY DARK BLUE AND GREY


This is a cushion collection colourway of four different pattern designs.

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RIPPLES


This pattern design was inspired by heavy rainfall, Japanese style, Wabi-Sabi and the Japanese textile technique Sashiko (like Shibori but sewn). I have given it a modern adaption by using dots to conceptually indicate ripples created from light and heavy rain.

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MOOD AND COLOUR BOARD


Mood board and colour way used for designs in room settings and latest pattern designs.

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PATTERN SELECTION


Sections of the patterns Fans, Ripples, Waves, fans and waves, and double fans and water.

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SHINTO GATE, BLOSSOM AND TIDAL


Mini collection of patterns created in the year focused around cherry blossom, Shinto gates and water movement. Creating both feeling of calm wonderment and admire the detail of the patterns.

 

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WAVES


Waves inspired by Japanese art/textiles, concept of Wabi-Sabi,  the after effects of a ripple and the calming of the sea. Going with the flow of the waves.

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DIGITAL MOTIFS


Selection of digital motif components (created in Adobe Illustrator) showing variety in different styles, colour and quality of detail.

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MULTI-MEDIA MOTIF ILLUSTRATIONS


Selection of multi-media motifs made using fine liners, paint, watercolour paint, pastels and coloured pencils. 

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HAIR ORNAMENT & JEWELLERY DESIGN IDEAS


Variety of hair and jewellery design ideas inspired by Kanzashi- beautiful intricate hair ornaments traditional Japanese hairstyles used during Jomen period believing they’d ward off evil spirits.

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Ruth Phillips

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Portfolio Categories


  • Degree show 2020
    • Master of Surface Pattern & Textiles
  • Design