Baltic Constructivism SS22 Womenswear collection, looks at the
formulation of knitwear inspired by travels to Estonia and the
contrasts in architectural details between two areas of
Tallinn; The Old Town and Lasnamäe. Where Stark communist
blocks meet intricate patterns.
Through unconventional drawing by overlaying stencils and embossing papers has conveyed subtle textures alongside
graphic patterns. Translating paper into knitwear through
technical CAD knit development. Exploring the technical
possibilities of digital knitting. Experimenting with surface
manipulation processes by felting, cutting, and embossing.
Sustainability has been at the core of the material choices
and overall circular design concept by regenerating waste.
Pairing unconventional deadstock and donated yarns together
creating a juxtaposition of properties. Combining fibres based
on their behaviours to create structural knit with a playful
nature, stimulating movement.
Through using video research – I have evolved my working
process; presenting digital documentation of the work as well
as becoming a fundamental feature within the collection.
Allowing me to review the movement of the textile and to
develop the overall knitted structure of the piece.
With special thanks to Hilary Jane Keyes. To Photographers Dom Manderson, Kyle Cowan and Model Katy Bailey.
Morssinkhof Recycled PET Plastic Industrial Yarns
Z. Hinchcliffe & Sons
The Gillian Purvis Trust 2021 Award
The Textile Society Highly Commended 2021 Student Award