Kirsty fash­ions a bright fu­ture for her­self

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

ISLE of Mull girl Kirsty La­mont, a grad­u­ate of Oban High, has just wowed the crit­ics with her bold knitwear col­lec­tion at the de­gree show at the Glas­gow School of Art held on June 17.

Her dra­matic grad­u­ate col­lec­tion was in­spired by both her is­land up­bring­ing on Mull and the ur­ban land­scape of Glas­gow. ‘En­tan­gle­ments’ was de­signed to il­lus­trate the con­trasts be­tween, and in­ter-mesh­ing of, West Coast is­land life and city liv­ing.

Us­ing cut­ting-edge tech­niques she in­vented her­self, Kirsty has utilised dig­i­tal laser-cut­ting and resin-em­bel­lish­ing to cre­ate new takes on old tra­di­tional knitwear pat­terns that she re­searched at the Mull His­tor­i­cal Cen­tre and be­yond.

‘Mull and Iona are an in­trin­sic part of me, wher­ever I go, and I wanted to cel­e­brate that in new and tech­ni­cally chal­leng­ing ways,” said Kirsty.

Kirsty La­mont shows off some of her de­signs.

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