Jemma Sykes is an award winning knitwear designer and a graduate from the Royal College of Art. The dress is made from 100% certified organic wool and dyed naturally in soft pink.It’s called ‘The Elizabeth’, and it was designed and hand-knitted by Jemma Sykes for Butcher Couture.
"Jemma Sykes is a freelance knitted textile designer working in gallery, fashion and interiors. She has a London based design and production studio that specialises in hand, domestic and dubied knits.
Her diverse portfolio is fuelled by the possibilities of the knitted stitch and aims to challenge preconceived ideas of the craft to hopefully inspire.
Graduating from the RCA in 2003 her final collection was bought by Lanvin and Alexander McQueen. Jemma was also awarded the prestigious Textprint Prize for knit.
Personal fabric collections are constantly evolving and have been bought by Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Emanuel Ungaro, Fuzzi and Etro. Jemma has worked closely with clients from concept to creation, developing fabrics and innovative garments for the fashion shows of ; Givenchys haute couture, Julien Macdonald, Michiko Koshino, Biba, Capara and Butcher Couture.
Jemma's work has been exhibited at the crafts councils K2tog exhibition 2005, Zandra Rhodes Fashion & Textile Museum 2004, and at Pitti Filati for Lineapui.