Thursday 31st October 2019
We have been working together with 2 experts in their field to bring to you a brand new Niedō T-shirt design, and we are very excited to share the finished product with you. Please see below more information about Zoe Holoborough and Jane spencer who put their minds together to bring you our very own Barcelona master class t-shirt, available to purchase for £25 in the dojo.
Jane Spencer has enjoyed a 20+ y career in commercial illustration. Working for advertising, design, publishing and editorial clients (Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Tatler etc)
She spent some years in Liverpool, becoming involved in an open-access print studio, at the Bluecoat arts centre, and had the opportunity to develop her screen printing skills. She worked as a teacher and volunteer, growing her knowledge and exhibiting her work.
By 2012 Jane was on a path to make screen printing her job, alongside her freelance illustration work. Labelling her designs Sight Hound, she initially produced a range of cushions and scarves. But it is her collection of T-shirts that have caught the eye of - notonthehighstreet - merchandisers and retail. She now runs a thriving screen printing studio fulfilling commissions and orders for e-commerce & retail customers.
Spotted by stylist Andrew Holden whilst finishing her fine art degree at St Martins, Zoe found herself shopping for the Spice girls while the paint was still drying on her final show. A prestigious assistant role followed with super-stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington (editorials including, Love Magazine, Self Service and French Vogue).
Zoe's design experience is wide-ranging; styling award-winning seasons at London Fashion Week for Brit designer Russell Sage; creating key looks for personal clients that include Kristen Scott Thomas and Sharon Osborne and working with costume designer Rebecca Hale on BBC's iconic show 'Ab Fab'.
She continues to work as head stylist on MTV's European Music Awards (one of the biggest global music events of the year) however, Costume Designer for London 2012 Olympics - 'Sports Presentation' has been her biggest challenge to date, producing over 400 costumes for artists, dancers and presenters - performing simultaneously across 15 venues around London. She demonstrated her ability to blend fashion and art to great effect - a five-a-side football team wearing abstracted William Morris print; dancers costumes at Horse Guard Parade (beach volleyball) were influenced by skinheads, skaters and Busby Guards; Bridget Riley's stripes inspired the cheerleader's outfits.
Zoe is co-founder and creative director at Tallulah & Hope, a woman's resort-wear label. Her passion for intelligent and beautiful design has played an important part in establishing the brand and developing its unique and creative style.