Charlotte Helyar
(Image credit: Steve Harries)

‘Aggressively friendly’, that’s how fashion and textiles designer Charlotte Helyar likes to describe Glasgow and its people. Born and raised in the city, Helyar took an HND in fashion textiles at Glasgow Clyde College. Specialising in printed textiles, her work plays homage to 1980s album sleeve art and analogue graphics from the postmodernist movement. Now based in London, where she currently works as a print designer for Stella McCartney, Helyar still enjoys regular visits to her home town, wandering around the rapidly gentrifying Finnieston area, walking in Kelvingrove Park or trawling the vintage shops on Byres Road. ‘Though it's barely recognisable as the place I grew up in, I still feel oddly nostalgic and at home in Glasgow. It's amazing how much the place seems to have changed.’


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