BIO

BIO

PAD and PAW
Patricia Ann Dillon (PAD) and Patricia Ann Worrall (PAW) have worked together as friends and co-designers since 1986. They are specialists in the design and development of contemporary and innovative fabrics for the fashion and interior industries. Their endeavour is to provide a fully sustainable practice and they are committed to a circular approach in their design thinking.

PAD
Patricia Ann Dillon is a textile practitioner and industry consultant and holds a BA (Hons) from Nottingham Trent University and a Masters degree from Central Saint Martins, London.

Dillon has worked in academia for 35 years alongside a career in industry as a designer and consultant.  Dillon worked as a designer for Gloria Sachs, New York for several years before deciding to concentrate on a full-time career in academia whilst continuing her practice.  Her work covers textile and fashion design, forecasting, new technologies research and digital design. Through exhibition at Premiere Vision Designs, Paris she has provided design and consultancy to clients that include Fendi, Stephanel, Kenneth Cole and Donna Karan.  She has undertaken research projects on behalf of the Manufacturing Advisory Service, the Taiwan Textile Federation, and the Zibetti Textile Art Lab, Italy.

PAW
Patricia Ann Worrall is a textile practitioner and industry consultant and holds a BA (Hons) from the Liverpool Art School, Liverpool John Moores University.

Worrall has been a practitioner and worked in academia for over 35 years.  Her designs have been exhibited at major trade fairs in Paris, Florence, Hong Kong, and New York and have been included in several national and international textile exhibitions, most notably in Finland, Italy, and France.  Through exhibition at Premiere Vision Designs, Paris she has provided design and consultancy to clients that include Dior, Donna Karan, Christian Lacroix, and Fendi.  She has undertaken research projects on behalf of the Taiwan Textile Federation and the Zibetti Textile Art Lab, Italy. Worrall’s fabrics have been used to create garments for characters in Star Wars 2.