MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/susanabettencourt
I, Susana Bettencourt, a upcoming designer based in London. I'm looking for collaborations for my career projects such as models, photographers, stylists, makeup artist and I believe this is the perfect platform to share our projects and dreams.
I'm in the process of opening my business and launching my label in London so I'm open to new interesting projects and collaborations.
I graduated in BA Fashion Knitwear Honours at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
I'm finishing my MA at London College of Fashion, MA Fashion Digital. I was final listed for the Fashioning the Future Award in London and to the Anno Books Award in Australia - Melborne. At the moment I'm working in a Collection which will be shown in London, February 2011.
I was part of the finalist short list for the Portuguese Young Creator 2008 with the collection "Tempus Morphose" while being an intern for 2 collections (AW08, SS09) at Alexandra Moura and doing a jewelry course at Contacto Directo (Lisboa). At the beginning of the year was part of an exhibition of Janela Urbana at Yron Galley with a handmade accessories collection.
Surrounded by the nature of my hometown in S.Miguel, Azores Islands in Portugal, or by London artistic culture, my mind works in mysterious ways and translates images and experiences into geometric knits, crochet, embroidery and/or lace techniques.
My work is my passion, is having fun playing between new and old materials, appealing to the already known lost traditional arts in an innovative way.
Experimentation. Calculation. Adaptation. Structure. Transformation. Contrast. Creation. Fantasy. Dream. This is my work. This is my art.