Isabelle Bricknall

01.12.12 – 31.01.13

Isabelle Bricknall MA was brought up in Canada and England.

She studied Fashion and Textiles at Nottingham Trent University. Isabelle worked in the fashion industry for over twenty five years, alongside many top designers. As well as being in Zandra Rhodes design team, she was her muse.

As a model, she’s featured in books, including Yuriko Takagi’s ‘Nus Intimes’, and Kally Blackmans’ ‘100 Years of Fashion Illustration’ at the V&A. Isabelle wears her own design of a futuristic Body Armour, painted by Jo Brocklehurst. She collaborated with Colin Barnes, the acclaimed fashion illustrator, lecturer at Central St Martins. He became her mentor along with Jo Brocklehurst, the iconic punk painter of the 80‘s. Her creative relationship with Jo lasted up until the time of her death.

Isabelle worked in film, video and television, designing costumes for many productions including Labyrinth and House of Elliot. In the 90’s, she turned her attention to the visual arts when commissioned to make a series of glass windows and sculptural pieces, that culminated in a glass installation for the Brighton Festival.