Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah

Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah London Hand EmbroideryThis year we were lucky enough to work with a very promising CSM MA student called Andrew Totah. We produced a series of embroideries for him which feature in his final collection which are so vibrant and exciting, we couldn’t wait to share them with you.Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah London Hand Embroidery

Andrew Totah’s collection is based on his travels through South Africa and features a wonderfully vibrant colour palette which reflects the culture. Andrew’s collection is very much about telling a story through his designs so his girls are superheroes of a kind who modify their clothes and empower themselves by take back control of their city in the night. Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah London Hand Embroidery

We produced a series of heavily machine embroidered patches to compliment his collection, all of which were his own graphic designs. Most of the embroideries are raised from the surface of the fabric, that combined with the punchiness of the colours makes a strong impression.Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah London Hand Embroidery

To see more about the collection and the inspiration behind the designs, as well as the embroidery on the garments shown in the show at the end then have a watch of the video below.