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Lucy Day

MA work

Fragments of Albion

Personal exploration has lead me through the natural environments of my native land, The British Isles; from the misty horizons of the Jurassic Coastline, to the undulating mountains of the Scottish Highlands. Embracing the added element of romance the grey, the fog and the bleak can bring. The senses of these places and the atmospheres that have resonated with me, have been captured through expressive mark making, instinctive drawing techniques, hand print processes and embellishment. 

This project deconstructs the physical elements of these landscapes with each textile serving as a unique fragment of a bigger picture. These individual 'fragments' juxtapose in appearance and properties, however each component is significant in balancing and building towards an overall harmonious collection. This conveys the raw and imperfect qualities that build up the dramatic landscapes and atmospheres of the British Isles. A combination of Harris Tweed, silks, linens and wool bring both depth and heritage to the hand crafted textile collection.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2017



  • Lucy Day is a textile designer, who is inspired by raw, irregular and organic qualities present in the physical environments she encounters. Through printing techniques and surface application she depicts the moods of these environments, by developing textiles that are rich in texture and expressive in mark, that serve as material ‘fragments’ of these places she is drawn to. 

    Lucy's work ethos involves a mindfulness of tradition and craftsmanship, as well as a deep understanding and relationship of process and materials. She combines heritage with contemporary, and has a sensitive and thoroughly developed use of colour.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion and Textiles, Colchester School of Art, 2015
  • Experience

  • Print designer, Zoffany, London, 2015 & 2016; Print design intern, Orla Kiely, London, 2016; WGSN, Material Development for Trends, London, 2016; Mantero, Print Design Development for Fashion Silks, London, 2016; Print design intern, The Colorfield Design Studio, London, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Paul Smith: Nicole Abbott Award Exhibition, Colchester, 2015; New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2015; Graduate Fashion Week, The Old Truman Brewery, London, 2015
  • Awards

  • Orla Kiely Scholar 2016 – 2017, FAD Competition Finalist, 2015