Kirsty fashions a bright future for herself
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.