Lynda Lorraine is a British Anglo-Filipina Artist based in London, United Kingdom.
After exploring sciences, theology and various art and design fields, she focused her attention on fashion design.
She studied at London College of Fashion for the BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology, and Central Saint Martins for MA Fashion under the mentorship of Louise Wilson. Specialising in bespoke tailoring and couture draping.
In these early days she gained invaluable global industry experience by working closely with Matthew Williamson, Tristan Webber and Toni&Guy.
Her fashion work draws inspiration from her Filipino and English heritage, fine art, photography, dance and street-style movements. Creating pieces that are fluidly sculptural; using her design method of geometric pattern cutting and draping. Garments which move effortlessly between and with the wearer and their surroundings.
Her graduate collection was selected by Harrods in London and displayed on their International Womenswear floor next to the likes of Chanel and Prada for the Harrods Design Initiative Award. The collection also garnered interest from Barneys in New York and KokonToZai in London.
This led to being appointed head of design for label Milla UK, founded by former Harrods buyers Jo Dugdale and Caroline Greer. Selling to 75 stores in 12 countries worldwide in its first year, including Selfridges & Co, Liberty, Matches, Cruise and Lane Crawford.
She continued to work with a diverse client base in fashion and fine art. This is when her interest in Web 2.0, communication and marketing arose when a trend report client required a fashion website and blog consultant.
Today, her personal practice focuses on space occupied via two intertwined threads of research. Where her painting and drawing take on a similarly expressive articulation as her fashion works, using a combination of bold and subtle mark-making to emote the people and places portrayed.
- Culturally, ancestrally and autobiographically as she draws on her life as a third-culture British Anglo-Filipina. The world she finds herself in, and her place in the Philippine diaspora as inspirations for her art about people and places. Ultimately bringing attention to modern Filipinos globally and the second-generation mixed experience.
- Physically and metaphorically as she explores the space our bodies occupy through dance and everyday movement. Continuing her academic research about the relationship between people, their stories, the negative space around us, transitions and interactions.
In addition to using her skills as an artist, she uses her expertise in leadership, education, communication, design, photography and media as part of the technical team at Royal College of Art.
As well as being featured on various UK television broadcasts, in 2020 she was featured in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year as one of the artist contestants.
Portfolio – lyndalorraine.com
Art on Instagram – @lyndalorraine
Fashion on Instagram – @label_lyndalorraine
YouTube Channel – An Artists Life
Curriculum Vitae – Highlights
- Create a self-sustaining visual art practice and facilitate artistic development at a high level
- Build mentoring, teaching, discussion and awareness of the subjects and disciplines she explores
- Make a cultural contribution to the artistic landscape of the UK and beyond