Courtney Maxwell Smart
BA (Hons) Textile Design
As a Textile designer graduate Courtney specialises in Knitwear with a key interest in costume design. Courtney’s practise focuses on designing fantastical and dream like aesthetics through her creations. Her graduate collection, REBIRTH, explores how we can bring historical designs and inspirations into the contemporary, merging them with worlds of kink and camp. Courtney is inspired by Drag, the risqué Georgians, and the female gaze on fetishes and sex.
The projects within her final year at NUA explores many different textile techniques such as; digital knit, knitted lace, embellishment, 3D acrylic moulding, laser cutting and pattern construction. To create these pieces Courtney had to have a strong knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Courtney hopes to pursue a career in the Knitwear industry, or perhaps art directing on fashion shoots.