Victoria Alice Hill


Victoria Alice Hill, 22. Chelsea College of Art & Design, BA (Hons.) Textile Graduate 2009.

– specialism: Textiles Knitwear




Project title:

Skin on Skin



Looking at the construction of our skin, as it is what protects us from our outside environments. Very interested in the way cells combine and tessellate to construct surfaces. The shapes were then developed from looking at the history and future of leisure wear, particularly early bathing costumes. 




Where do you get inspiration from in general?

Art, Photography, Exhibitions, Everything around me, very often silly little ideas that I play with a lot to get a bigger concept. 


How is your process when you design?

I am very colour lead so that is usually a key factor but I like each project to be different and as experimental as possible.


What techniques did you use:

The collection is a combination of knitting with elastic to manipulate the surface into cell like structures as well as cells created with the use of different stitches. The collection also includes some larger hand knit structures.  




Which garment is your favorite?

The oversized ‘T’ jumper as its just so tactile and wearable at the same time as being quite unique. Simple but effective.




How long did you work on this project?

About 6 months.


What made you pursue Textiles Knitwear? 

I instantly felt confident with the knitting machines and enjoy seeing what else I can produce from them as a way of interpreting my ideas. 




Why did you choose Chelsea College of Art & Design? 

I chose Chelsea because of the atmosphere and environment created by the students, as well as the facilities. 


What did you think of the education?

I think I have had the best 3 years I could have asked for, which has left me in a very privileged position. The tutors and technicians were so helpful and inspirational.  




What advice would you give new students? 

Get involved with all the students around you as you can learn so much from each other.




Why do you want to be a designer?

It feels like the natural thing to do.


With one word, what is your best quality?





What are your plans for the future?

I have been accepted on a place to study Knitwear Womenswear at the Royal College of Art, which I look forward to starting in September.  


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3 Responses to “Victoria Alice Hill”
  1. Ken says:

    What a talent! Can’t wait to see here future work!

  2. e.rega says:

    Nice to see happy models–love the colors and forms too.

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