In this video you'll learn:
- About textile artist and designer Arantza Vilas's utilisation of food waste in her practice
- How food can be applied to create natural dyes
- Educational approaches around the subject of food waste and how it connects to fashion and design
Arantza Vilas is a textile artist and designer, graduated in Fine Art in Seville (Spain) in the specialism of printmaking. Interested in developing her ideas in textiles she obtained her MA in Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts London) in 2002. She established Pinaki Studios three years later after being commissioned to produce textiles for the costumes of the film version of The Phantom of the Opera (Joel Schumaher, 2003).
A wide spectrum of interests and the desire to push textiles forward and collaborate across disciplines has shaped Pinaki Studios into a project-based textile studio that navigates between the worlds art, design and craft and working for a wide spectrum of industries such as Film and Television, Interiors, Fashion and cuisine. Pinaki Studios creates fabrics using a wide variety of materials and processes, often combining hand made, traditional processes and new technologies. The studio takes a diverse approach that includes highly abrasive techniques, ancient artisanal pleating processes, new technologies and a variety of substrates. The studio has become internationally renown for their creations for a host of high profile clients such as HBO, BBC and Starz and has exhibited in galleries and museums like Factoría Habana (Cuba), Mart Museum (Italy) and Galicia City of Culture (Spain). Pinaki Studios’ work has been published by leading trend agencies like WGSN, Style Sight and LSN Global amongst others.
She is currently researching as both, a collaborator of academic research groups in the UK and Germany as well as self initiated. Exploring concepts of time, waste, locality and territory and many other ideas that spring from those, using a wide range of techniques, processes and technologies.
In parallel to her creative activity Arantza has been a Visiting lecturer in textiles at The University of the Arts London for the last ten years and currently runs workshops and lecturers working in partnership with museums, galleries and educational organisations.
Find Arantza here.