With a passion for textiles, Kirie Lea is an emerging sustainable womenswear and textiles designer, from Birmingham, United Kingdom. Telegraph’, the Times and ‘The Cambridge Independent.’
Kirie Lea established herself as a designer in 2010 at London Fashion Week. Now, she pushes scientific research and discoveries to the forefront of her design process, producing innovative aesthetics through sustainable resourcing and manufacturing methods. Textiles manufactured by hand are experimented thoroughly with scientific research, with the juxtaposition of much-loved craft techniques to build her designs.
Her collection ‘Lady Suzaku’ tackles the issues of fast-fashion and toxic tanneries, creating timeless styles inspired by Japanese culture. The collection features a jacket grown from bacteria that is 100% bio-degradable and compostable.
All other materials used were made by hand or sustainably sourced from organic fibres. Each garment in the collection can be mixed together, creating multiple variations that can become staples in any wardrobe.