Biography

Tessa Edwards trained as a womenswear designer at Central Saint Martins in London, and subsequently at couture house's Anne Valerié Hash and Christian Dior in Paris. Whilst running her own label thereafter in London she began to work in video. Her conceptual womenswear and videos have been shown in galleries internationally (Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Düsseldorf ), showcased at the London 2012 Olympics and regularly featured by Dazed and Confused, i-D, Another, Elle and Vogue. She has worked with Kanye West, collaborated with artist's Penny Slinger and Rita McBride, and had her pieces worn by celebrities' Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Florence Welch, and Azalea Banks amongst many others. She has given talks on fashion, film, and today's creative culture, lectured at Central Saint Martins and Condé Nast, and had her writing's and essay's published.

"Concerned with 'identity', her works are about building and evolving the ‘self’. Confronting conformity and hypocrisy ever-present in a consumerist commercial culture, she rejects societies trends and idiosyncrasies, yet critically subverts them within her work" - Another

“Fashion and film both present compelling platforms for communication where cultural truths can be both constructed and also protected within the form of 'art'. It can be a visceral encounter with the most important attributes of your values.” - Tessa Edwards