BA Collection

My final year collection draws inspiration from traditional British Isles knitwear and focuses on contrasts in surfaces and various textural qualities found within my research of old sailing equipment and boats. My final fabrics feature a range of different knitted structures and weights of fabric ranging from heavy hand knit and crochet pieces, 3 and 5gg fabrics to fine 12gg knits. Throughout this collection I have explored a wide variety of techniques along with different and unusual combinations of yarn such a merino, mohair, cotton, viscose and rayon. The pieces are intended for use within a contemporary menswear market, aimed at creating fabrics which could be considered unusual for mens knitwear but at the same time are very wearable.