The Artists Capsule | Laura Lees
We have long looked to our wide network of artist friends to work with creatively and collaboratively, and our Artists Capsule project is no different. We have invited four artists, close friends of the brand, to customise a bag using their preferred medium. Each bag is limited edition and is available to bid on from today. All proceeds will go to the NHS to continue to support our healthcare workers.

With a focus on interiors and fashion, embroidery has long been a tenet of Lee’s work. She’s collaborated with and crafted one-off pieces for labels Luella and Giles Deacon, as well The Strokes and Courtney Love.

Bringing traditional and modern techniques and together, Lee’s re-contextualises architectural shapes, bold colours and iconography to create a totally fresh voice.

Laura’s design brings together the uplifting colours of the rainbow with a hand embroidery technique. Placed to look like tiny studs, the hand embellished design is brought to life with a multi coloured tassel on the strap.

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JMD: Who is your greatest creative inspiration?

LL: Archie Brennan (1931-2019). He studied drawing at Edinburgh College of Art, he is one of Britain's most unrecognised pop artists which must be because of his chosen medium of tapestry. The Dovecot studio are raising funds to exhibit a restrospective of his great artist work if interested please donate at @artfund.

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JMD: When do you feel most creative? 

LL: To be honest, always, I don't have an off button for my creativity.

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JMD: When do you know something is finished?

LL: I know I'm finished when the image in my headis in front of me in textiles

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