The Skinny Showcase: Emily Hogarth

Gallery | 09 Mar 2009

Emily Hogarth's work melds the worlds of textile design, fashion and illustration to create apparel, graphics and installations that defy easy categorisation. She graduated from Textiles at ECA in 2007, and stayed on to do a masters, completed in September 2008. She aims, through the multiple strands of her discipline, to 'make the everyday magical'. Many of her designs start out life as paper cutouts before being transformed into commercially printed cards, t-shirts, theatre sets, or high fashion garments. She has had designs commissioned by Medici cards, Jasper Conran for Debenhams, and The Arches, who used her intricate designs to dress the set of their Christmas production of The Snow Queen. In 2007 she won a Tigerprint New Designs award for commercial card design, and last year won the New York Tartan Week design contest, placing her Scottish Big Apple design on t-shirts throughout the city. She currently works from a studio in Coburg House in Leith, working on commissions, cutouts and prints to help the viewer escape into their imagination.

Her blog is at, and she's registered and working on