Fiona Paxton Biography
Fiona Paxton trained at the Royal College of Art graduating in 1992 with a distinction in textile design. Upon leaving, her dreams quickly became reality spending the next 15 years working in New York, London and Bangkok designing prints and embroideries for various fashion houses and retailers including Michiko Koshino, Chloe, Armani and Moschino. For the last 7 years she was Art Director of a textile design studio creating directional and inspiring riots of pattern, graphics, prints and embroideries, kaleidoscopes of colour and lexicons of creative textile techniques.
Whilst working Fiona became more and more inspired by the artisan techniques of the embroidery craftsmen of India. She decided to develop a range of her own jewellery pieces that are all hand embroidered using these ancient techniques. The collection was launched at the beginning of 2008. Each jewellery piece is a tightly patterned beaded mosaic of glistening strands of silver and gold coloured chains and beads. Intricate beadworks create fluid necklaces that drape flat to the body languid and snake like.
Living and working in East London inspiration for Fiona Paxton comes from all spheres of life. Street imagery, the flashing images of popular music culture, pattern and decoration from vintage finds and lazy weekends in art galleries.