Textile and Surface Designer

Arabella is a textile surface and pattern designer living in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from RMIT University in 2017 with a BA in Textile Design. 

Her design process involves a controlled playfulness with attention focused on the overall mood and feeling of a design. She uses lots of colour in figurative or geometric motifs inspired by rough impressions, nostalgia, travel and the atmosphere of a subject or theme.

 Arabella uses digital printing, screen printing and embellishments such as embroidery and lazer-cutting to bring a variety of elements and complexity to her textile designs.

Connecting all collections are some reference to the beautiful simple details of everyday life, mysticism, or works of artist and designers from the past and present which inspire her.

With a firm belief that beauty can change us, and that what we surround ourselves with is so very important. Whether it’s the clothes on our body or in our home, textile design is a way for her to create a space that nourishes and supports, it’s a way to bring beauty and art to our everyday lives.

Apart from textiles and design her other passions include dancing, collecting trinkets and art on her travels through Europe, Japan and the Mornington Peninsular and watching lifestyle shows on building a tine house in the country.