Focusing on texture, colour and techniques such as hand and digital printing as well as laser cutting, her work really caught our eye.
Now it’s set to be seen on screen, as Kerry has just finished working on the HBO series Game of Thrones (shown on Sky Atlantic in the UK), producing designs, printed fabric and laser-cut textiles for the costume designers.
This time last year, Kerry was looking forward to a year-long artist/designer residency at the UU’s York Street campus.
“The residency was brilliant,” says the talented 24-year-old. “I spent six hours a week teaching, gave demos to students and got to use the university’s free facilities, so it was a really good experience.”
She’s also been to the Indigo trade show in Paris to showcase her digital and hand-print samples; has collaborated with local textile designer Trish Belford on the Primitive Streak project for Helen Storey, and has displayed a digital-print, fringed neck piece, at the West Coast Cooler Citra Showcase in Urban Outfitters, Belfast.
Add to that the Platform fashion show (pictured below) in the Black Box and several collaborations with local designers, and it’s clear to see the past year has been busy to say the least.
Kerry’s end-of-year show this year saw her eschew trends and found her dabbling in different mediums. “It was a more freeing approach which meant I wasn’t over-thinking things,” says Kerry.
After taking part in a fashion show in Washington DC next year, this rising star plans to work on her next collection, which, she tells us, will most likely be centred around evening wear. We can’t wait!
Catch up with Kerry’s plans via her blog at kerrybrogan.wordpress.com.
Photo left by Jessica Weber. Dress by Kerry Brogan, Mask by Dave Henderson.
Photography below by Ruairi Drayne at Platform Belfast.