'Rowan' silk and merino sample

FORMULA Knitwear by Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in June with First Class Honours in Textile Design. Her knit collection FORMULA is a collection for women that characterises the intricacies of knit design.

'Isla' silk and merino sample

‘Moving away from the traditional presentation of knitwear, I use silk and merino yarns to create lightweight fabrics that have a timeless, desirable quality. Importantly, I want my designs to appeal to those who are searching for an alternative from low end high street poorly produced clothing. My focus is on the sophisticated surface quality of the fabric that is presented in simple, wearable silhouettes.

Key inspirations for my work come from modern architecture, in particular structures where glass, reflection and repetition play an important role in the building design. Through the knit development work there is a focus on linear structures, distortion and the illusion of outside space coming within. A relationship between opacity and transparency is apparent in my work and I explore this through fine gauge knit techniques and specific yarn choice.’

silk plaited sample

‘I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in June with First Class Honours in Textile Design. I always knew I would specialise in knit, I loved the mathematical side of creating a piece of knit and how you can see your fabric developing on the machine. Since then I have been working to further my knowledge of the fashion sector through internships and freelance work. I’m really enjoying learning about areas of the fashion business that I didn’t get to experience during my Textiles degree. Ideally in the future, I would love to work within an established fashion company in a knit design role, and I am working to gain relevant experience towards this goal.’

'Esme' silk and merino dress

'Jean' silk and merino dress

'Layla' silk and merino skirt sample

'Rowan' silk and merino sample

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