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Shilo ALV Textiles

By In/Out
March 8, 2013













Textile designer and artist Shilo Engelbrecht is a South African-born Australian, living in the UK. Having spent her summer doing paintings in a tiny greenhouse in Cambridge, she has now had her works digitally printed onto textiles – thus launching her first textile collection and online store.

Describing her paintings as “an exercise in spontaneity”, energised with a painterly approach and an emphasis on brush strokes they tell a story about her time in the UK thus far living in Cambridge & Glasgow.

While these fabrics have been used in a range of practical interior products such as silk scarves, napkins, placemats, tablecloths, and cushions her hope is to “challenge the perceived dullness and formality of some interior design” with their vibrance, colour and texture.

Graduating with a Fine Arts Degree in Fashion/Textiles, Shilo was awarded the Mercedes Benz Start Up prize for her graduate collection and the Emerging Designer of the Year by the Design Institute of Australia.

There is no question that her paintings are beautiful works of art – with their pleasing summery palettes and fluid movements. The lovely thing about her application of this beauty to more mundane items is that they can be more widely enjoyed!

Credits: Images from Shilo

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