PROJECTS ...some of the interesting projects I've been lucky to be involved with. Duncan Neil Textile Designer

Click on the images below to see the part I played in the following projects, for further information please follow the links attached to the images (Go to Link).

Matthew Williamson - Cactus Garden
Matthew Williamson - Cactus Garden

Silk/Linen warp print, printed and woven by Turnbull Designs (Thailand). Working for Turnbull Prints, I introduced this unique process to Matthew Williamson, which they ran in their resort 2014 collection. The fabric construction was tailored specifically for the designer.

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Union Jack Opera Gown
Union Jack Opera Gown

Vivienne Westwood Opera Coat worn by Joyce DiDonato at the 2013 Proms. Garment and print design by Vivienne Westwood, printed by Turnbull Prints in Lancashire. Challenging project as the digitally printed silk had to retain the drape and feel of raw silk.

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'Herself' dress - Catalytic Clothing
'Herself' dress - Catalytic Clothing

Catalytic Clothing is an innovative research project looking at radical ways to purify the air we breathe. 'Herself' concrete/velvet dress worn by Erin O'Connor. Dress designed by Helen Storey, print design by Tactility Factory (Aoife Ludlow), concrete detailing by Tactility factory. A Catalytic Clothing project in conjunction with Tactility factory.

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'Herself' dress details
'Herself' dress details

I worked along side Trish Belford (Tactility Factory) to dye the velvet for this project, and apply the concrete 'beading'.

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'Bubble' design, Tactility Factory
'Bubble' design, Tactility Factory

Tactility Factory is an innovative project combining textiles with architecture, making fabric a part of the building process. While working for TF I created this simple geometric design. Laser cut linen and concrete.

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'Kingfisher' Wonderland Dress
'Kingfisher' Wonderland Dress

Wonderland was a collaboratie project between Helen Storey and Prof. Tony Ryan, highlighting the effect of biodegradable materials on the environment. A collection of beautiful garments were created, to be dissolved over time in water at various locations, raising public awareness. I was on technical support team for this project, printing and laser cutting the fabrics for the garments.

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'Wonderland'  - Nick Knight stills
'Wonderland' - Nick Knight stills

Some snap shots from the stunning video filmed by renowned photographer Nick Knight for the 'Wonderland' project.

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Zaha Hadid - Zephyr Sofa
Zaha Hadid - Zephyr Sofa

While at the University of Ulster, I printed this one off design for Zaha Hadid (on behalf of Turnbull Prints). Interesting project as the fabric was a stretch metallic, and a pigment was specially devised to stretch with the fabric as it was made into the futuristic looking sofa.

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Printing 'Zephyr' for Zaha Hadid
Printing 'Zephyr' for Zaha Hadid

Above image showing the screen printing of the fabric for the sofa.

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The Incision Gown - Flex & Ply
The Incision Gown - Flex & Ply

Flex & Ply was a collaborative project between the University of Ulster and Durham University. This innovative research used art and textiles as mechanism for teaching medicine. The Incision gown was designed to show medical students where incisions had to be made for surgical procedures. I was technical support for this project, printing, laser cutting and embroidering a range of wearable teaching aids.

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Game of Thrones - Embroidery
Game of Thrones - Embroidery

While at the University of Ulster, we were commissioned to embroider garments for some of the lead characters for this hugely successful HBO series. These included the Targaryen coat worn by Viserys and Lanister sleeve sigils worn by Sansa Stark (above), Joffrey and Cersei.

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'Your Highness' - faux leather
'Your Highness' - faux leather

While at the University of Ulster, we were commissioned to develop a fake leather for lead actress Natalie Portman. The holywood star is vegan, and the production team needed a convincing fake leather to replace the animal product.

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Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian
Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian

I exhibited work in the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C as part of the Northern Ireland exhibition in 2007. My work was included in the 'Contemporary Souvenir' exhibition, looking to dispel the image of tacky holiday souvenirs. The exhibition was also displayed at Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast.

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Embroidery design - We Like Soup
Embroidery design - We Like Soup

I spent 4 years as part of the creative team at We Like Soup Ltd. We created original prints, embroidery and laser cut designs for sale to the fashion and interior markets. It was an exciting time creating beautiful fabrics with two very talented young women. Embroidery design by Emma McClintock.

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Digital Print - We Like Soup
Digital Print - We Like Soup

I spent 4 years as part of the creative team at We Like Soup Ltd. We created original prints, embroidery and laser cut designs for sale to the fashion and interior markets. It was an exciting time creating beautiful fabrics with two very talented young women. Print design by Duncan Neil.

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Laser Cut Floral - We Like Soup
Laser Cut Floral - We Like Soup

I spent 4 years as part of the creative team at We Like Soup Ltd. We created original prints, embroidery and laser cut designs for sale to the fashion and interior markets. It was an exciting time creating beautiful fabrics with two very talented young women. Laser cut floral design by Aoife Ludlow.

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