Emma Bell is a British designer and visual artist with three seasons at London Fashion Week under her belt as well as a string of collaborative projects and endeavours to her name engaging the fields of design, exhibition curation, visual arts and creative consultancy. Partnerships, projects and clients have included GM/Vauxhall Motors, Irregular Choice, Designers Against Aids, Soda Stream, Quartier21, Jodie Harsh and Lambrini.
The Emma Bell brand has received international press in publications including; Dazed and Confused, ELLE Germany, Paper Magazine New York, VICE, The Daily Mail, WAD Paris, Time Out, Drapers, Super Super, Wonderland, Notion, The Daily Express, Cosmopolitan and Design Week. Additional media has included features on TV shows; ‘SKINS’, BBC British Style Genius, Channel 4 ‘Style the Nation’, ARTE: Tracks (France/Germany), ‘Mi Lajki Style Factory’ Sweden and SKY 1 ‘Pineapple Dance Studios’.
Alongside catwalk presentations at London Fashion Week, Emma has showcased her work at the ‘NYC AGAINST HIV’ runway show in the USA, Vienna Fashion Week and at selected installations and exhibitions internationally. Previous collaborations include creating a clothing line called ‘Emma Bell for Irregular Choice’ with the UK based footwear brand and working as Creative Director with Vauxhall Motors for an exclusive media/consumer event called “Emma Bell’s Vault for Vauxhall”.
Emma’s work as a curator and creative director includes ‘Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!’, a contemporary fashion and design exhibition hosted in the ‘freiraum Quartier21 INTERNATIONAL’ gallery in the MuseumsQuartier, Vienna. Partners and sponsors included the British Embassy, VICE, The Federal Ministry for European Affairs and Le Meridien. The exhibition received 30,000 visitors and programme features included academic discussions, artist presentations, talks, workshops and media events.
Emma has been awarded positions as Artist in Residence in Japan, Austria, Taiwan, Slovenia and South Korea which have seen the development of culture specific collections of work as well as direction of community and education based fashion and textile workshops and public events. At current, commencing March 2013, Emma is based in South Korea working on her latest residency with Incheon Art Platform.
Collectively projects have seen partnerships and assignments with names including; Ladyhawke, Frankmusik, ITV,BBC, Little Boots, Charlie Le Mindu, Scottee, Alexis Knox, Notion Magazine,Helen Rochfort, Samanda, PUMA and Ebony Bones.