I named my brand Mady Berry Makes because I wanted to celebrate handmade processes

I went to University at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I studied Fashion Design but fell in love with the print studio. I printed and painted stories on the cloth that formed the basis for my collections. I valued each garment as a work of art, thinking of the textile as a blank canvas. During that time my vision of a brand which focused on creating small batches of hand painted and printed garments grew and began to take shape.Drawing on my background in Fashion and Textile Design and my career in Costume I craft luxurious and unique garments and homewares by hand in my London Studio. In 2020 I began the trial-and-error process of painting silk at home, I worked out what dyes worked best and how to steam the silk on my stovetop. I’m learning new things each time I create a new collection. Each piece of silk I make whether that be for a cushion or a garment is one of a kind. I approach them as individual pieces of art which speaks to my parallel path as a painter.  I work intuitively with the medium; each hand painted textile is completely individual and subject to imperfections along the way. There is a whimsicality to my work, I tend to work around a set of images drawing from the everyday and weave in elements that are fantastical. My painted silks are unapologetically bold and colourful - I create imagery that makes me smile and brings joy to others. 

To see more of Mady's work visit her portfolio www.madyberry.com