As a textile designer specialising in print, Emily Short is experimental in a sense that she encourages new processes and sustainable practices in her work. She am inspired by conversational subjects, those particularly reflecting reality and current happenings of modern society.
For her Final Major Project at Central Saint Martins, Emily used the subject of her hometown, with her own local representation of problematic male youth culture, depicted through personal experience, and written arguments eradicated on public walls. Emily’s processes involved the heavy experimentation of intense burning, with the successful adaptation of flame retardant fluid behaving as a drawing medium. This slowly progressed into cutting qualities through vinyl cuttings and infrared figurative imagery, that expressed tactility of layers and play. Sustainability in this project had always remained at its forefront, by renewing and restoring discarded raw denim, polyester and cotton garment pieces.