As a mixed media designer, alchemist, material researcher and story-teller, Helena Elston is driven by the connection of textile, narrative, ecology and body. Her growth as a speculative designer motivates her to integrate techniques such as stitch, garment construction, photography, mark-making, natural growth/decay and poetry. She investigates circular design through a regenerative approach to fashion.
Helena was born in America where she grew up between New Jersey and New York City. She received a BFA in Apparel Design from Syracuse University. Currently based in London, she continues to explore her specialisation within sustainably grown materials for the body.
The Grand Design Challenge | 1st Place Concept Winning Team | Logitech x RCA (2020)
J Rusitzky Prize-Fund Outstanding Craftsmanship | Syracuse University (2018)