Flett Bertram is an experienced textile designer with industry experience across the disciplines of embroidery, weave and printed textiles design.

She studied a BA (Hons) in Surface Textiles specialising in Embroidery from London College of Fashion in 2010 before going on to complete a MA in Mixed Media Textile Design at the Royal College of Art in 2014. Whilst at the Royal College of Art, Fleet was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Hedley foundation scholarship for talented craftspeople and was also selected for Texprint where her graduate work was exhibited at Premiere Vision in Paris where she lived and worked for many years.

Upon graduation, Flett began her career as an Embroidery trainee at Alexander McQueen and occasionally returns to assist in a freelance capacity. Flett has worked with a range of luxury fashion brands, including Chanel, where she worked for 5 years as an embroidery designer at their embroidery house, Lesage. Other major fashion houses; Balenciaga, Fendi, Chanel and Louis Vuitton also feature on Flett’s CV.

Flett’s work is inspired by mementos, particularly Victorian hair and jewellery pieces. She loves to use soft materials such as taffeta and chiffon, deconstructing them to create intricate knotted tassel adornments.

In addition to her work in textiles, Flett is also a keen fashion illustrator. She aims to express the speed and vitality of the fashion industry in her illustrations, conveying a sense of something always moving and never quite finished.

Starting at HCA in 2022 as BA (Hons) Textile Design course leader, Flett now shares her extensive knowledge and industry insights with her students pushing innovation across a range of material, fashion and developing textile industries.

Alongside her work at HCA, Flett continues to freelance as an embroidery designer, working on projects in Paris and London.