Beth Postle

Beth Postle, Fashion Print final collection 2013

Beth Postle’s print work was shortlisted for the Nova Awards in 2013.

CSM’s Nova nominees are put forward by their Course Leaders and represent the most talented across the degree shows. Here, Beth provides an insight into the work which earned her a prestigious Nova shortlisting.

Fashion Print graduate 2013

Beth’s work comes from what she calls her ‘obsession with black outline, which stems from Niki De Saint Phalles sculptures of the human form. The focus of the collection is the naïve portrait prints that are spread across the looks and fragmented by each garment. All of which are illustrations of Beth’s close friends and family. The shapes are simple and bold. The two-dimensional forms are influenced by 1920’s Soviet costume and a 1970s paper costume book for children. Everything is edged with a thick black line, creating cartoon like characters. 

Find out more about Beth’s work, read her interview with 1 Granary, where she talks about her inspiration, market, how she feels about her final collection and advice to final years.