Amber Hards

United Kingdom
University / School:
university of the west of england
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Production Location:
united kingdom
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Collection – surface

Inspired by the minimalist work of Agnes Martin contrasted with the draped figures in a John William Waterhouse painting & Gerard Richter's textured & playful work, this capsule collection explores form & structure with contrasting yarns. Focused on textures, this collection uses lambswool, latex coated yarn, cotton, silk & lycra in a variety of techniques to create various fabrics in a minimal palette, producing pieces that work with each other in different combinations. Balance & feel is an important aspect to these pieces- every garment has a different textural quality to it. Photography by Sebastian Popov, Styled by Nicki Silvanus.
Amber Hards is a young British knitwear designer, currently based in Bristol. She graduated from the University of the West of England in 2010 with a first class BA (HONS) in fashion/textile design and was selected to show at Graduate Fashion Week in the Bristol and Gala show. Following graduation her work has been exhibited as part of Shanghai Fashion week and as a finalist at the Knit and Stitch Graduate show where she was presented with an innovation award by the Craft Council. Recently commissioned by Madame Tussauds & Save The Children to design & make a Christmas Corgi Jumper for the wax work of the Queen to wear over Christmas at Madame Tussauds. Also featured on This Morning ITV on 6th December 2016. Interested in producing innovative and beautiful knitwear, that becomes a loved staple in any wardrobe, Amber experiments with contrasting yarns and techniques that produce garments with texture, volume and movement. Amber is currently working to establish her label and continue exploring the many possibilities of knitwear. You can find more information at