Emma Bell is a British designer and visual artist currently based in Seoul~ South Korea. Emma has 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 fashion and textile design, exhibition curation and creative direction. Partnerships, projects and clients have included Vauxhall Motors, Irregular Choice, Soda Stream, Quartier21 and Helen Rochfort.
Emma’s work 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, Wonderland, Notion, 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, ITV ‘The Xtra Factor’ and KBS Korea.
Alongside catwalk presentations at London Fashion Week, Emma has showcased her work at Vienna Fashion Week and at selected shows and exhibitions internationally. Previous collaborations include designing 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.
Emma works between own brand design, independent commissions and client based assignments in a range of areas including fashion and print design, wardrobe, arts education and concept development.