RCA SHOW 2012

Kirsten Presly

Textiles


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Knitted textile with devoré burn-out technique


This collection is based around a trip to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, where I was hugely inspired by the combination of bold coloured frescos, and ornate architecture within the gallery.

My work explores the concepts of both digital and handcraft techniques by combining the traditional method of knitting and Shima Seiki industrial knitting machines to produce a more contemporary feel to the fabrics. The combination of knit, devoré and discharge processes mimic the decoration, bold colours and surface pattern found within the Uffizi Gallery. The collections of fabrics and garments have been designed for the womenswear market.



+44 (0)7825 369 282

kirsten.presly@network.rca.ac.uk

uk.linkedin.com/pub/kirsten-presly/25/6b0/b79


Specialism: Knitted Textiles


Supported by: The Clothworkers Company, Loro Piana & C., Filati Be.Mi.Va, Iafil Industria Ambrosiana Filati


Collaboration: Zac Marshall (Fashion Menswear)


CV

Degrees

BA Hons, Textiles and Surface Design, Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Scotland, 2009

Experience

Assistant, Johnstons of Elgin, Elgin, 2011; Assistant, Tait and Style, Orkney, 2008

Exhibitions

Pitti Filati , Immagine Filati, Florence, Italy, 2010-11; New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, 2009; Clothes Show, Graduate Catwalk, NEC Birmingham, 2008

Awards

Sponsorship, Student Bursaries and Awards Scheme, The Clothworkers' Company, 2011/12; Fourth prize, Student Bursaries and Awards Scheme, The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, 2011; Prize, Award, Barne-Graham Endowment, Robert Gordon University, 2009