Linda is a London-based textile designer, specialising in niche items constructed from fabrics, which she designs and hand weaves herself. She studied at Middlesex & Portsmouth Universities, graduating with a BA honours in Constructed Textiles and H.N.D Textiles for Fashion. In August 2013, she founded Bliss Studio Textiles
Linda Blissett’s 2nd couture collection AW 16/17 Bellisama: Lakes, Rivers, Fire and craft , A study in Fabric was shown at London and Paris Fashion weeks for emerging designers with Fashions Finest and Oxford Fashion Studio for A/W 16. The collection takes its’ inspiration from Celtic mythology and the mood and style of the Edwardian avant garde. As a weaver, Linda is deeply stirred by the sensual textures of Margaret Macdonald and the assertive symmetry of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Her intention is to echo these powerful elements while creating something fresh and new. In doing so Linda draws on a palette of natural and bolder hues of crimsons, teals, emerald greens, Amethyst with pastel greens & blues and lilacs, gold and silver complimented with natural hues from the sea and rivers and pebbles and rocks, to weave these inspirations together.Her designs are inspired by bold colours and flamboyance of the art from the Pre-Raphaelite era. The dresses from her Avalon Collection AW15/16 featured an intricate architecture of modern and traditional woven fabric worked into eclectic art, transforming the wearer and turning any event into a modern Fairy-tale.