Samantha Reed

Samantha Reed studied at the Alberta College of Art + Design, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art, with a major in Fibre. After graduating from ACAD, Samantha travelled to Scotland to study at the Glasgow School of Art, where she received a Masters of Design, in Textiles for Fashion. While studying at the Glasgow School of Art, Samantha specialized in knitwear and pattern cutting, exploring her keen interest in designing fabrics to use in one of a kind fashionable garments and accessories. Samantha Reed now designs her collections and custom commissions in Calgary, AB.

ARTISTS STATEMENT:
From a young age, Samantha has always loved expressing her creativity through clothing design. She produces finely crafted, handmade knitwear apparel and custom designs. Texture is her inspiration. She is instantly attracted to texture because of the visual and tactile qualities it evokes in the viewer and wearer. The textiles and materials she uses in each unique garment have been developed through play and experimentation with traditional and non-traditional techniques. Due to the nature of the materials and processes used, her pieces often imbue an ethereal quality and sensual elegance.

Samantha Reed_05 Samantha Reed_04