.CREATIVE DIRECTOR. .INTIMATES DESIGNER. .TREND FORECASTER. .CONTENT WRITER.
Visions of Excess is the creative vision of a Design House specialising in intimates led by its creator, Emily.
Emily is a British designer whose work explores, in depth, the intricacies of intimate apparel design. She conveys imagination through a variety of mediums (illustration, photography, graphic design and physical 3D design), utilising fashion to implement a cross-over of each.
“Trends aren't dictated by big players anymore and are becoming more about personal style. Influences come from the cross-over of smaller, less impactful trends gained from innovative individual expression. It is these less obvious trends found on our streets everyday that are looked over, but more crucially, are the future”
With no overarching upcoming trends, VOE is exploring current eccentricity and original ideas sometimes overlooked by the major trend prediction companies with the intention of predicting seasonal direction and ingenuity; a service tailored for smaller brands, targetting a unique and exclusive product.
Graduating from the world-renowned Contour Design course at De Montfort University, Emily has developed a strong and niche skill set, neatly complementing the design and creation of intimates including lingerie, swimwear, active wear, body wear and corsetry for both costume and bridal.
From this solid foundation she was able to quickly secure a place within the industry, beginning with a relocation to China where she immersed herself fully in lingerie manufacture.
Whilst experiencing this opportunity, Emily honed the skills she learned at university and cemented her knowledge of production. She continued to contribute innovation combined with a strong creative flair, which quickly led to her becoming the sole Trend Forecaster within the company.
Her new position precipitated the creation and delivery of seasonal trend reports which she presented to industry clientele, whilst continuing to embrace the core tenets that established her position: exceptional standards of quality and fit.
Emily's wide-ranging industry experience is matched by her depth of knowledge and versatity in her approach to design. She has been commended for both her attention to detail and strong eye for colour. More Recently Emily has embraced her artistic abilities in illustration and print which she explores with her signature style and personal aesthetic, leading to her creation of VOE.
Still not enough for you? ...Want to get to know me better? Just keep reading...
Hi I'm Emily. And I'm hoping to inspire you.
I confess a personal style where 'Grunge meets Boho' which I reify with minimalism and grace;
Like a self cleaning Kurt Cobain.
I am fortunate enough to indulge my passions of design and travel through my work; striking a balance between them by doing what comes naturally to me.
My work is never forced, but in fact embelished and nourished by my experiences.
Travelling affords me the opportunity to seek inspiration from places I would otherwise never see, keeping my creativity fresh and constantly alive. It is my belief that you can only inspire others when you see something new yourself, everyday.
Everyday is a new adventure. A new story. A character building experience. A new source of inspiration.
An additional passion of mine is writing. I keep a journal everyday. I now keep an online blog.
I write because I am in love with what I do.
I welcome you to my world.
.Indulge. Inspire. Create.