DE­SIGN HANDS

Three crafters that have part­nered with fash­ion.

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GILES ROUND

A U.K.-based artist who works in ce­ram­ics, sculp­ture, fur­ni­ture, print, paint­ing and tex­tiles, Giles Round col­lab­o­rated with J.W. An­der­son on a 2016 ex­hi­bi­tion called Et­tore. Sorry! For the show, Round pro­duced 12 ce­ramic phal­lic vases, a mo­tif that was car­ried over into a se­ries of J.W. An­der­son patches and key rings.

THE NEW CRAFTS­MEN

The New Crafts­men is a col­lec­tive in Lon­don that curates, com­mis­sions and sells unique con­tem­po­rary ob­jects rooted in crafts­man­ship. In 2016, it part­nered with Burberry on Makers House, a pop-up that show­cased orig­i­nal works from makers while telling the story of the cre­ative process in that sea­son's Burberry col­lec­tion.

UN­SKILLED WORKER

A self-taught artist who was dis­cov­ered by pho­tog­ra­pher Nick Knight on In­sta­gram, Lon­don­based Un­skilled Worker (real name: He­len Downie) col­lab­o­rated with Gucci on a cap­sule col­lec­tion last year. Her colourful por­traits in­spired by the brand were fea­tured on readyto-wear, shoes, bags and ac­ces­sories.

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