Kamilah Ahmed’s embroidered and hand wrapped textiles merge contemporary processes with heritage craft techniques to create fresh and elaborate finishes that celebrate making traditions within contemporary interior and fashion contexts. The interdisciplinary approach to her work takes inspiration from Jamdani which combines weaving with hand embroidery simultaneously on the loom.
Drawing on her experience as an Embroidery Designer for European brands such as Christian Dior, Valentino, Attico, Dolce & Gabbana and Mourad whilst working in Italy, Kamilah has equally designed and made embroidery for London based businesses such as McQueen, Victoria Beckham, Ralph & Russo, Alonuko and Annabel’s Members’ Club. More recently she has joined us at Cockpit as the inaugural recipient of The New Craftsmen Award in 2021.
A recipient of many Awards and Prizes, including The Worshipful Dyers’ Guild Travel Award, a Royal Needlemakers’ Bursary and the Monsoon Accessorize RCA Collaboration Prize.