Gina Pipét is the creative designer and founder of accessories label PIPÉT. Trained in the art of pattern design at Winchester School of Art, British born Gina Pipét began her career working for the prestigious fashion house Liberty of London. Following a decade in the fashion industry Gina took her wealth of experience in the luxury fashion and high-end goods sector and launched her eponymous accessories label PIPÉT.
With print and pattern at the heart of everything she does, designer Gina Pipét takes a look at British eclecticism and fuses it with a clean modern sensibility. Exploration of the man made world has become a large part of inspiration for the designer, seeking out the unknown and taking an attentive and curious look at her subjects. In recent years, living in and travelling to major cities has led to a shift in her aesthetic. Her focus on decorative objects d’art now includes more masculine forms such as inner-city landscapes and architecture, which she captures from different vantage points.
Working with an urban backdrop her immaculately designed patterns allow one to stand out from the crowd. Her confident geometrics and recognizable colour palettes are sophisticated, but never shy, reflecting her contemporary yet classic personal style.
Beginning her career at the UK’s most renowned pattern design companies was a huge starting point for the young designer. In her 5 years at the studio she worked across a breadth of luxury product and helped develop some of Liberty of London’s most iconic designs to date. In 2010 Gina went on to accept a position in the design team at British clothing brand AllSaints as Senior Menswear Product Developer, equipping her with the skills needed to start her own creative line. In 2012 Gina took her wealth of experience in the luxury fashion and high-end goods sector and launched her eponymous accessories label PIPÉT.
Since it’s launch the brand has been featured in some of the UK's top fashion and design journals including the likes of Elle Decoration, The Times, The Guardian, Living ETC. This has led to the opportunity for collaborations including her exclusive scarf design for London’s vibrant Fashion and Textile Museum and selected for RAted 2017 at the Royal Academy of Arts.
PIPÉT has gone from strength to strength, expanding its designs and products, as well as its portfolio. Gina Pipét has taken the design studio into the world of interiors after being commissioned to design and produce several high end furnishing projects. These contracts include bespoke wallpaper and custom made furnishings for private clients and exclusive luxury residential properties within Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and London’s prestigious Mayfair.
With an artistic upbringing (both her father and grandmother artists and creatives) Gina studied Fine Art, Textiles and Photography before graduating in Printed Textiles at Winchester School of Art. It was during her final year that Gina really began developing her distinctive handwriting. Artists and designers such as M.C. Escher, Vasarely, and Riley have been influential to the way she views the line on the page often experimenting with motifs and colour perception. Teaming this with her formal teaching in print design is her fascination with repeating patterns. Looking up to the greats such as Voysey, Crane, Mucha and of course William Morris whose more decorative influence can be seen in her earlier works.