NEW *STUDIO DBA*

NEW *STUDIO DBA*

Happy to say that I have a new studio space in the creative hub that is Netil House (London)!
I am looking forward to open the doors for events and workshops and growing an irl community around brand Designed by Alice and my creative work in general.
June 09, 2022
THE FABULIST // ANA SILVERA

THE FABULIST // ANA SILVERA

Thrilled to share the **THE FABULIST** artwork that I’ve created for Ana Silvera‘s new album... illustrated in response to listening to ‘The fabulist’… the ever shifting tones and narratives of her evocative music seemed to defy any fixed state … instead I layered drawings over drawings, stories over stories and then wrapped Ana up in all the colour of her music. (In the form of a dress made from the painting. )
April 24, 2022
16:1 SPRING

16:1 SPRING

Spring is on its way! 
As is a new colourful reprint of the somefish bodysuits ...
To celebrate we've made a short film 
~ created by dancer and filmmaker Constant Vigier,
featuring Winnie Dias wearing Designed by Alice bodysuits! 
February 24, 2022
FILM // LEROY MOKGATLE X DESIGNED BY ALICE

FILM // LEROY MOKGATLE X DESIGNED BY ALICE

Dancing by the light of the moon(bow)  ~ A film by Manoela Gonçalves

 

February 10, 2022
BEGINNING BALLET ... (AT 60!)

BEGINNING BALLET ... (AT 60!)

…Like many, the pandemic had made me shift my business to ‘working from home’, I’d turned 60 in January, my daughter had encouraged me to stop dying my hair… then she suggested ballet, from home!
February 06, 2022
PRE-TEEN SIZES // A sustainable investment

PRE-TEEN SIZES // A sustainable investment

Did you know that DBA sizes are suitable for younger dancers too?!
The illustrated bodysuit made from recycled plastics is now available in an ‘XXS’ - a pre-teen size!
And the wrap skirts are a lovely sustainable investment for the growing dancer … so adaptable that they’ll grow with them into adulthood!
November 12, 2021
Dancer Vanessa Vince Pang reflects on a day spent by the sea with Designed by Alice

Dancer Vanessa Vince Pang reflects on a day spent by the sea with Designed by Alice

'We as artists, creators and innovators, are ever evolving thinkers that have the power to influence perspectives. With a wider understanding into the urgency of conscious consumerism, let’s allow ourselves to reflectively question what we are buying into and who we are supporting practically, artistically and ethically. Everytime we choose to wear something as unique as the DBA’s bodysuit we are creators in the process of creation. We are wearing art, supporting artists, contributing to positive environmental change and the sustainable future of all of them.'  
November 06, 2021
Head in the clouds; feet on the ground

Head in the clouds; feet on the ground

Art and sustainable design collide in my new capsule collection, featuring dancer Patricia Zhou.

Painted under April's sky, with my head in the clouds; feet on the ground.

My latest illustrated collection comprises of ballet skirts, bodysuits and silk scarves - Useful and versatile pieces for the dance studio, the ocean and everywhere in-between. Pieces created for escapism, inspired by the wonders of the natural world and created in an environmentally considerate manner.

 

July 03, 2021
Bio-design for dance // Collaboration with Alice Potts

Bio-design for dance // Collaboration with Alice Potts

The legacy of movement through perspiration...

The ancient Romans valued individuals who were ‘worth their salt’ they considered a sweat allowance a salary of an individual's hard efforts.

‘Perspire’ highlights the beautiful crystalline structures of the personal sweat allowance of ballerina Cira. The organic facets of encrusted crystal are fused within the fabrics that they have grown from. Evidence of dance, of excursion and power, of lost water but lasting salt.

June 08, 2021
NEW SIZE // SLOW + SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

NEW SIZE // SLOW + SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

You may notice that I have introduced another size for the bodysuits! This is an exciting continuation of development for the bodysuit line.

Consciously keeping collections small and simple and growth at a strong and sustainable pace allows me to focus on the individuality and longevity of each design and ensures that I never over-produce or create something unwanted; an industry problem that's having dire effects on the environment in terms of waste.

May 18, 2021
Emma Hawes wears spring green somefish collection

Emma Hawes wears spring green somefish collection

To celebrate the launch of the new bodysuits, sizes, skirts and bows I’ve collaborated with the über talent (and my newly discovered neighbour) Emma Hawes on this special shoot! 

Emma is pictured wearing the new green bodysuit and skirt … she is dancing in front an impressionistic underwater painting I created to reflect my hand painted & digitally printed collection of designs. 
March 18, 2021
Podcast - Movers Shakers Makers

Podcast - Movers Shakers Makers

I was honoured to be interviewed by Emma Lister for her podcast ‘Movers Shakers Makers’.

In my episode we discuss everything from double bins; homemade shoes, to choreographing with robots, tech, ‘thoughtful’ dance-wear and accessing creativity within a large ballet company...

February 01, 2021