Artist/ Gavin Vaughan

Hartlepool, United Kingdom

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Gavin Vaughan

I create bespoke fashion accessories and also take commissions for statement accessory pieces. /


I create avant-garde fashion accessoires for people who want to stand out at any occasion.

Gavin Vaughan (Paughanography) is an avant-garde accessories designer taking influence from the 80s club and fetish scene and combining it with couture design. Heavy embellishment along side unconventional materials are used in the pieces. Historical referencing play a huge role in the work along with conceptual thinking to create such statement. 18th century female outlaws where the influence for the mask collection, such as Anne Bonny and Princess Tarakanoff. To create my work I follow the steps of researching a strong concept and the market, drawing from still life, experimenting and more researching..

What's Happening

Curious Cosmic Outstanding
leather collar and MaskOutstanding



I have many embroidary skills incluiding  white work, gold work and beading. 




As I have studied fine art and textiles design, I have gained  the skills of drawing in a wide range of styles and medias. 

Education / Qualifications

09/30/2009 - 06/30/2011

Cleveland College of Art and Design


Contemporary Textiles Practice



While I study this course, I explored  screenprinting, embroidary and making skills. 

During my studies I had the chance to create work for Indigo trade show in Paris, local muesums and also ArtEstee, I was selected for my final collection to be used as a window display in York for a year. 


New Designers



I had the chance to exhibit my final year work at New Designers. I really enjoyed this as it allowed me to show my work to a much wider range than I did at my degree show.  During my time there, I managed to engage with many people and get some feedback. 

Education / Qualifications

09/30/2012 - 06/30/2013

Cleveland College of Art and Design


BA Textiles and Surface Design



During my final year, I devoloped my skills in making and embroidery. 

For my minor project I used the concept on B movies to create a bodice  from vintage film as well as embellishment. I also experimented with making my own slime too. 

For my major project, I took the concept of 18th century female outlaws as well as  Demonology to create a collection. Using techniques such as embroidery, screen printing and laser cutting leather. 


Mask and collar


I have been commission to do work for a very cool person that I can not reveal for a few more months.


I was selected for interview at Texprint for my combinations of materials and embellishment.


I have been selected to sell my work at FashionClash in the Netherlands.

Dream Job

To be a couture designer.

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Part-Time, Consulting, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off