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Katie Roberts-Wood

MA work

The primary technique of my Masters collection demonstrates my synergistic approach between textile technique development and silhouette.

The linking layered technique that I have developed creates fabric and form through repetition of a single unit: a wave; reflecting natural and mathematical influences. Rendered in both micro and macro scale in an exploration of the massive potential of one linking unit repeated.

Opposing tonal and bright colours are applied to top and under-surfaces creating an effect whereby the wearer can become a chameleon as she moves, choosing to stand out from or blend in to her urban background at will. 

Layers of interlinked units shift and offset to create patterns within patterns. Fabric takes on biomorphic forms, like fictitious animal skins, reflecting a collision of geometric and natural phenomena, inextricably linked. I was inspired by the intense and magical properties of synchrony and repeated patterns in nature, for example the fantastical aerial display of starlings being hunted. Here, as with my designs, repetition creates rhythm, synchrony and movement. The effect of the fabric is intense, animalistic; a protective and communicative emotional skin enveloping the body.


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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2014

  • The primary technique of my Masters collection demonstrates my synergistic approach between textile technique development and silhouette.

    The linking layered technique that I have developed creates fabric and form through repetition of a single unit: a wave; reflecting natural and mathematical influences. Rendered in both micro and macro scale in an exploration of the massive potential of one linking unit repeated.

    Opposing tonal and bright colours are applied to top and under-surfaces creating an effect whereby the wearer can become a chameleon as she moves, choosing to stand out from or blend in to her urban background at will. 

    Layers of interlinked units shift and offset to create patterns within patterns. Fabric takes on biomorphic forms, like fictitious animal skins, reflecting a collision of geometric and natural phenomena, inextricably linked. I was inspired by the intense and magical properties of synchrony and repeated patterns in nature, for example the fantastical aerial display of starlings being hunted. Here, as with my designs, repetition creates rhythm, synchrony and movement. The effect of the fabric is intense, animalistic; a protective and communicative emotional skin enveloping the body.

  • Degrees

  • MBChB, University of Glasgow
  • Exhibitions

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery, 2013
  • Awards

  • Fashion Collection of the Year, ITS, 2014; Vogue Talents Award, 2014; International Talent Support Finalist, 2014; Finalist in Stephen Jones x Harvey Nichols hat design competition, 2013