Lydia is a print and textile designer, and decorative artist from Suffolk. She works as an independent designer and consultant for fashion and interiors for international clients and is based between the UK and Amsterdam.
Lydia’s love of cloth led her to travel the world. She has explored the far-reaching Ghats of Varanasi, the arid and industrial flat lands of the Punjab, the bustling textile factories of Istanbul and the silk capital of Lake Como.
Her fascination with textiles was enriched further by living in Northern India for six months before embarking on a BA Hons Degree in Surface Pattern and Printed Textiles. She is a well-travelled designer who is driven by an inquisitive nature combined with a pleasure of life’s details, the decorative arts, ancient history and fine art.
Her interest in historical fashion and textile preservation lead her to work as a researcher in the Fashion and Textile departments of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and costume archives of Leeds City Museums.
Lydia has also worked for the iconic British brand Paul Smith and at Calvin Klein in Amsterdam. In 2012 she was elected as a Brother of The Art Workers Guild, London.
She also creates beautiful hand painted picture mounts that we are thrilled to stock at The Merchant’s Table.