Spotlight on Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries
Ahead of the Out of Office exhibition opening at Morley Gallery, a show that sees Morley Visual and Digital Arts Programme Managers showcase their work, we had the pleasure of interviewing Fashion PM, Lynda Kinne.
Teaching really challenges my knowledge; with as many as 28 students each working on individual garments I have to draw on a wide range of skills to help guide them. Conversely, I can still develop new skills through my teaching that I can then bring back into my personal work.
The work I do outside of the college alongside my husband, Daniel Kinne, is a mixture of historical costuming (personal) and avant garde design under the label name À LA DISPOSITION (professional). Currently, we are working on creating costumes for the Carnival of Venice as well as developing garments for our next Anatomie.london Pop-up Shop.
My pincushion, my thimble, my hand sewing needles and my plastic grid ruler.
Before I start a new project, I typically sit down for about 20 to 30 minutes to think it through in detail. For example, how will the finished garment open? What fabric will I use? I find thinking through the whole process at the beginning improves the final outcome.
We’ve moved house recently and have only just re-established our studio, so I am really excited to have my work space back (even though it only a closet). I really missed my vintage Singer industrial sewing machine.
Helping the students achieve their vision. Some students start the course never having sewn before and I really enjoy helping them to develop their skills and build the confidence to create their Catwalk collections.
The Morley Digital and Visual Arts Programme Managers are ready to launch their own exhibition at the Morley Gallery next week. We shine the spotlight on Morley tutor Lynda Kinne to find out her