Ilce Karamacoski is a textile designer with a strong focus on surface design. Through craftsmanship, innovation and materials, he creates visually dynamic prints that combine fine handwork techniques with digital technology.Passionate about illustration and technology, he completed his education at RMIT where he completed his BA in textile design.
Ilce has recently worked on industry projects in his final year at RMIT, with brands such as Country Road, Dryen as well as the Arts & Crafts Pavilion at the Royal Melbourne Show. His appreciation for theatrical costume and structural fashion lead him to complete a work placement with Nigel Shaw Costume Design in Sydney, July 2013. In a collaboration with Hair Stylist Jorge Gogonis, he designed a structural fashion garment and was awarded second place at the IHS, "Open Ladies Catwalk 2013" in Victoria. Ilce has featured designs in the RMIT BA Textile Design exhibition,"Bricolage".
As a designer, he is drawn to the beauty found in anomalities and irregularities all around us, as well as the oddities in people and personalities. He captures imagination and uniquely expresses it through fashion as a medium, while exploring different aspects of art with an emphasis on form, shape, colour and meaning.