After completing a fine art degree in painting, Della lived and worked in Clerkenwell, London, exhibiting here and abroad. She combined her painting with work as art editor on magazines such as Marketing and BBC Ariel as well as a stint on the Radio Times and BBC picture publicity.
Moving to Suffolk in the new Millennium, she swapped oil paint for found objects, vintage fabrics and intricate embroidery all stitched together with imagination to create “Art Décolletage” – wearable couture pieces of art that will become future heirlooms.
Della’s influences range from the Baroque to the insect world from industrial packaging to exquisite escutcheons. She has collaborated extensively with photographers, designers and stylists, such as Ram Shergill, Rebecca Kellet and Graham Cruz to name a few. Her work has featured in editorials in Vogue.co.uk, Harpersbazaar.com, Dazed.com and Tatler as well as catwalk fashion shows in the Houses of Parliament, The Saatchi Gallery and London fashion week, as well as a feature film – Layla & Majnoon. Her most recent commission was for high-end cabaret and couture act, J’Adore la Vie, whose appearances include walking for the last ever Jean Paul Gaultier show.
Pushing the boundaries beyond fashion, Della is as unique as the pieces she creates.
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