Lynda Lorraine is a British Anglo-Filipina Artist based in London, United Kingdom.

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 women’s bespoke tailoring and couture draping. And in these early days gained invaluable experience by working closely with Matthew Williamson, Tristan Webber and Toni&Guy.

Her fashion work takes inspiration from her Filipino and English heritage in addition to the photography, fine art, dance and street style movements she explored and experimented with growing up. Creating pieces that are sculptural in essence with her design method of creative geometric pattern cutting and draping. Garments which move effortlessly between and with the wearer and their surroundings.

Her graduate collection was selected by Harrods and displayed in their International Womenswear department next to the likes of Chanel and Prada for the Harrods Design Initiative Award. The collection also garnered interest from Barneys in New York as well as KokonToZai in London.

This led to being appointed head of design for label Milla London, 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 has continued to work with a diverse client base by designing, styling, merchandising, trend reporting, writing, and teaching. And her interest in the burgeoning digital scene arose when a trend report client required a fashion website and blog consultant. This expanded her expertise to include online communication, publishing, brand identity and strategy, website design, marketing, social media, UX and IA for fashion and the arts.

Today, her personal practice focuses on space occupied via two combined threads of research via fine art and fashion. Where her painting and drawing take on a similarly expressive articulation as her fashion works, using an artful combination of bold and subtle mark-making to emote the people and places portrayed.

  • Culturally 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 inspiration 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, adornment, the negative space around us, transitions and interactions.

In addition to using her skills to enhance her visual practice as an artist, she uses her expertise as a leader, educator and communication/media specialist as part of the technical team at Royal College of Art.

And 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

GOALS

  • 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

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