Bella Gonshorovitz is an idiosyncratic creative practitioner whose interests lie in the seams between fashion and nature, art, culture and human behaviour with a strong sustainability focus. She trained originally as a fashion designer and a creative pattern cutter, before studying for a Masters in Applied Psychology in Fashion.
After working for labels such as threeASFOUR, Alexander Wang, Gottex and Gertrude, she established her independent practice in 2012, focusing on made-to-measure fashion and creative collaborations through a prism of sustainability. In 2017 she was a finalist in the Kering Sustainability Awards with a project for Gucci. Later that year she took part in the creation of the open-source online course ‘Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World’ developed by Kering and the University of Arts London’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion.
Bella started tending her allotment plot in 2018, alongside working on a large-scale fabric collaboration with artist Cathie Pilkington, RA. Creating a unique palette of hand-dyed fabric for the project, she started experimenting with natural dye, connecting the dots between her love of nature and making: gardening, vegan cooking, textiles and garment making.
she has written extensively for publications such as Time Out and Haaretz . Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear is her first book published in April 2022