21 July - 30 August
Throughout the years John Allen has never stopped exploring and experimenting with patterns, colour and design. He has written several books on the subject and lectures both here and abroad. His zest for life and interest in people and places has influenced and inspired a new generation.
With over 25 years experience, John was instrumental in setting up and running the Knitting department of The Royal College of Art in 1977 where he tutored until 1989.
His most recent collection inspired by British Landscapes caught the eye of creative director Jonathan Anderson of LOEWE, a Louis Vuitton owned brand based in Madrid. His entire range of rugs was purchased last year, and this summer John’s designs are the focus of a luxury fashion range recently launched at ‘London Fashion Week.’
Catapulted into the limelight, John was aptly quoted in a recent article, ‘As textile designers, we accept that we are coat hangers. For once, I’m the coat.’
The collection entitled, ‘British Landscapes‘ are made in limited editions of three and are for sale.
Red House, Cumbria
Chalk Horse and River