Jan has just been awarded 2nd place in the prestigious international Hand & Lock Prize Embroidery Design.
This is the second time that Jan has acheived this and she has also previously won the Swarovski Prize in the same competition. Her winning design was inspired by Marie Antoinette, Barbarella and a recent trip to Versailles.
About Jan Knibbs
Jan Knibbs is a fashion and textile designer specialising in embroidery currently based on the Herefordshire / Monmouthshire border. She creates amazing items of wearable art ranging from jewellery to bridal wear, all adorned with her distinctive signature style of rich hand-worked embroidery, inspired by nature and the changing seasons, incorporating delicate floral designs in appliqué, ribbon embroidery and beadwork, especially Swarovski crystals. Jan often incorporates vintage fabrics, off-cuts and antique lace as well as pieces of vintage costume jewellery into her designs for her label “something old…something new” which means it is also ethical.
Recently, Jan reached the final 28 in the Shoreditch Fashion Show 2013.
Jan has recently been featured in Maniera Magazine and you can read the article by clicking on the magazine cover on the left.
Jan is now featured as a designer in the Socialbliss online community.
Image of Jan's 2013 Art Couture entry "Lifecycle of a Butterfly"
Jan Knibbs offers a variety of luxury, handmade designer garments and accessories ranging from earrings to complete wedding outfits.
Some designs, especially the jewellery, will soon be available to order from this website, but most of the garments are bespoke. The examples shown were created for her couture label “something old…something new”. They were inspired by nature, the changing seasons and getting lost in a world of fantasy as a means of escape. The garments, incorporating her signature style of embroidery with remnants, off-cuts, antique lace and original vintage finds, have a theatrical feel and are perfect for “dressing up” or creating an air of fantasy for special occasions on and off stage. This collection allows clients to buy into new luxury and enjoy a unique range of garments, accessories and statement jewellery reflecting on the past whilst looking to the future.
Image by MachinMayer Photography