‘Artist in Residence’ appointment at beautiful new school – I will use my up-cycling skills to support the creative curriculum

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As artist in residence I will use my up-cycling skills to support the creative curriculum in Putney’s newest school and enable children’s artistic abilities to flourish

 

“Annika, your utterly utterly awesome thin white suit has arrived and it fits like a glove!Perfect for high-octane music making on Saturday” Charles

Glastonbury 2016 was the music world’s opportunity to give David Bowie a fitting send off and mark the legacy and hole he’s left since he died.
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When I got the call from Charles Hazlewood I jumped to it and when I heard the brief my head was swimming with ideas. He needed a brilliant white suit as there was going to be a laser show and it needed to a tribute to Bowie and pure Rock n Roll. It also needed to be fit for purpose; Charles was to be conducting an orchestra at midnight on the Saturday night of the festival (and it was to be screened live on BBC4).

“Bowie was a huge fan of Glass, citing him as a primary influence. If Bowie had any interest in what might be played by all of us after he’d gone, then I reckon a world class orchestra breathing fire into Glass’s Heroes Symphony would make him very happy indeed. I’ll be conducting Army of Generals and members of the British Paraorchestra. And with the added genius of laser virtuoso Chris Levine creating a visual counterpoint to Glass’s luminescent textures, this will be the most extraordinary sound and vision ever witnessed at Glastonbury.”


Charles Hazlewood 2016

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SEW SPECIAL! ORDER THE LIMITED EDITION BED SHORTS AND GET THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO UP-CYCLE YOUR OWN PAIR

Choose from a number of different prints and fabrics (you may even request a colour tone when ordering your size) and you will not only receive an exclusive pair of your very own Luxury Bed Shorts but also a step by step guide to creating your own pair at home.

There’s no reason to hoard scarves in your wardrobe anymore! Plus the theory behind the design formula can be applied to all manner of unused items in your wardrobe which ensures maximum value for money.

 

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Tailor Made Workshops Demonstrate Techniques in Up-Cycling Wardrobes, Home Wares and Gardens

Annika-N has a rich and varied experience of lecturing and hosting practical up-cyling workshops aimed to inspire and motivate new original ways to use waste.

In Schools, Corporations, Exhibitions and Art Galleries – Annika-N Up-Cyling Workshops have always been a great success and attendees never leave empty handed.
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Details of 2015 Up-Cycled Workshops

The Brancott Estate Great Home Hack – Fulham Palace London 2015

Over two afternoons I explained and demonstrated my methods of Up-Cyling old, unworn or ill fitting garments from the back of the wardrobe. There were designs for sale alongside the most innovative up-cycled home wares.

Grand Designs Exhibition – London 2015
Attendees of all ages came to Salvage Area of Grand Designs and created unique pieces of stencil art to take home.
Canvases were cut from old curtains and a stencil selection was provided. After choosing a design the students were guided through a process. Spraying paint through lace scraps made subtle intricate patterns on the canvas as a background for a stronger stencilled silhouettes. Then vintage buttons, beads and badges were used to embellish the design.

All the attendees created their own unique versions and those who didn’t finish their pieces at the hour long session, finished them off at home and sent me photos of their work. Some people turned them into cushions and others simply framed them.

Putney High School – London 2015

The workshops took place over 2 days and over 100 students attended. The students were put into teams and helped to design and construct original collections of recycled garments. All the teams presented their creations in fashion shows at the end of each day. There was a very high standard of innovation and the enthusiasm was boundless.
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ORIGINAL PIECES AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM THE REMADE IN BRITAIN WEBSITE

Head over to our exclusive online store which is housed amongst other Up-Cycling designers on the Remade In Britain website. http://www.remadeinbritain.com/annika-n/
As soon as new prototype designs are created they are uploaded on to this site so that you can bag yourself a real original and here’s a small selection to choose from
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“Out of this world design. This girl’s a genius!” Ruby Wax (Comedy Writer)

Up-cycled tailoring details ensure the uniqueness of Jackets. Unbeatable originality.

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A black jacket is re-imagined with detail and layering. The back is fitted and the front is draped and layered with tuxedo details.

 

A NEW DESIGN COMPANY FROM THE PIONEERING FOUNDER OF JUNKY STYLING

A NEW DESIGN COMPANY FROM THE PIONEERING FOUNDER OF JUNKY STYLING.

Be unique – explore our patchwork cashmere up-cycling techniques. Treasured cashmere is restored and reconstructed into new shapes and styles. This slanted brickwork style design wraps around the body and stands out for originality.

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This clever and original technique is formulated and designed by Eric Holah exclusively for ANNIKA-N. The styles and colour palette can be influenced by the customer and this striking textile pattern lends itself to all manner of creations.

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THE AUTHOR OF ‘WARDROBE SURGERY’ BRINGS YOU THE MOST STYLISH CLOTHING UP-CYCLING

THE AUTHOR OF ‘WARDROBE SURGERY’ BRINGS YOU THE BEST UP-CYCLING TECHNIQUES.

Classic suits are transformed into twisted masterpieces. A halter-neck dress is constructed from Men’s suit trousers with stunning results. This fairly simple design looks great in any fabric, be it plaid, pinstripe or even denim, any pair of trousers can be reworked into this incredibly flattering and versatile dress.

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“This dress is a masterpiece. Beautiful! Stunning, awesome xxx” Tamara Melvin @thegreenthimble

“This dress is a masterpiece..

Beautiful! Stunning, awesome xxx” Tamara Melvin @thegreenthimble

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The draping cape back and the snug under-bust fit gives the wearer of this dress a stunning silhouette and an ‘effortless chic’ vibe. The suiting fabric is structured enough to skim any lumps or bumps and create a beautiful shape. Like all ANNIKA-N dresses you can see it in all manner of patterns and textures specific to your wardrobe.

“Out of this world design. This girl’s a genius!” Ruby Wax (Comedy Writer and Mental Health Campaigner)

“Out of this world design. This girl’s a genius!”  Ruby Wax (Comedy Writer and Mental Health Campaigner and Wonderful Woman)

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This Cape creation is crafted from and old tartan pleated skirt, a sports jacket and an silk dressing gown. Enough components and free-flowing design to let your mind wander and imagine your very own bespoke version.