Self-confessed mistress of monochrome Sue Timney is renowned for her distinctive use of black and white graphic imagery.
As co-founder of Timney Fowler, Sue was one of the first to bridge the gap between fashion and interiors during the 1980s, later known as the ‘lifestyle’ trend. Today, the two colours (sometimes offset with bright primaries) remain an essential part of her design identity.
Timney left the Royal College of Art in 1979 after which she formed Timney-Fowler with Grahame Fowler. The pair went on to collaborate with designers such as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg, producing fashion and fabric concepts for their labels, as well as developing several Timney-Fowler clothing licenses for work sold around the world. Sue Timney had a retrospective Exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum London in November 2010 representing 30 years work from 1980 – 2010. The exhibition featured Sue Timney’s Clock rug from The Rug Company.