As a brand, Fate Rising is non political, non judgemental, and practices love for all sentient beings. While acknowledging the world for what it is, Fate Rising seeks to document the trials and tribulations of the inner world in relationship to the lives we lead.
Finding holiness in all that she encounters, Fate Rising tells the story of the demons we fight within ourselves, the challenges of being human, and the hungry ghost inside us all.
Through her work Fate speaks to the inner child in us all. Capturing the awareness through storytelling and conceptual motifs, she creates textiles, prints, and fine art which explode in visual texture as a societal dark comedy of highly collectible visual pantomimes.
Fate Rising motifs tell the story of our times - in a way not dissimilar from the Bayeux Tapestry or war rugs from Afghanistan. Symbolic, narrative and explosive by nature, Fate Rising is a bomb that looks like candy.
Fate's irrepressible passion for art, design and culture led to her creating her own 'international' fashion and textiles curriculum through high-school, which she undertook in Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, followed by foundation studies at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand.
Previously, Fate studied Fashion Design at Savannah College of Art and Design in the US, where she was introduced to tailoring by Denis Antoine, and developed her love for textile design. She also studied fashion at Whitehouse Institute of Design in Sydney, Australia and Fashion Folio 1 at Central Saint Martins in London
Fate is a Fashion Textiles student at London College of Fashion, where her original and authentic process is expressed through line-work, digital design, mixed media, collage and screen printing. Dedicated to absorbing as much as she can through this precious educational opportunity, she is also using this time to develop the foundation for her professional career as a fashion and textile designer.
Seeking to understand the inner workings of the garment industry, Fate studied 'big box' versus 'small independent' resources for garment manufacturing in Thailand, and then went on to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam to discover the textiles resources available to designers at this central hub for textiles in Southeast Asia.
Fate's studied Ikat weaving with Kikuo Morimoto, the founder of the Institute of Khmer Traditional Textiles, while designing her first fashion collection, made with traditional Cambodian textiles. Working closely with local garment makers, her final collection went on to win the Fashion Student category of the 'F' Word Fashion competition, hosted by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and National Trust in the UK.
Here Fate lived on Durbar Square in the magical medieval city of Patan; a city with the highest concentration of artists and artisans of anywhere in the world. Known as a centre for the cashmere industry, Fate studied cashmere quality and production from leading local business owners, while also exploring the exceptional resources for bead and embroidery embellishment.
• Self-Published an illustrated children’s book, ‘Babascruptious and the Bamboo Baby’
• Organised an Historical Fashion Exhibit and Presentation at The Maynard, Exeter, UK
• Photographs exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum as part of the Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists, Rockland, Maine, USA
• ‘Dreams R Worth Having’ photo chosen by Farnsworth Art Museum to showcase in promotional materials for the museum.
• Awarded 4th place for short film ‘Woof Woof’ at the SHOOT Film Festival, Dartington Arts, Dartington, UK
• Created Graphic Images for UNICEF Fundraiser, Cambridge, UK
• Awarded the Silver Arts Award in 2010. At the time Fate was the youngest person in the UK to achieve this award.
• Fashion Illustration - Shortlisted for the Draw Fashion Illustration Competition, UK
• Process Book Images - Published in Industry Textbook, ‘Fashion Design: A Guide to Industry and the Creative Process’ by Denis Antoine
• ‘Take Me With You’ embellishment collection featured by Arts Thread
• Awarded 1st Place in Design - AUT Foundation Course, Auckland, NZ
• Awarded 1st Place in English - AUT Foundation Course, Auckland, NZ
• Awarded 1st Place in the Fashion Student Category at the ‘F’ Word Fashion
Competition hosted by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the National Trust, UK/EU.
• ‘Birth of Fate’ painting exhibited at Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, USA