My main inspiration came from the native Scottish plants, but I also wanted a funky edge to the design as this is what Barrie's brief stated. I took inspiration from the original Memphis movement group such as Peter Shire, Martine Bedin and Ettore Sottsass, and more modern influences such as Camille Walala and Zino Vatnaya.
Gorse
Gorse
Heather
Heather
Brambles
Brambles
Sea holly thistle
Sea holly thistle
To find shapes within the plants I printed off A3 images.
To find shapes within the plants I printed off A3 images.
I then traced around the shapes which I could find.
I then traced around the shapes which I could find.
Mark making which was base on textures within the plants.
Mark making which was base on textures within the plants.
In some cases I rearranged the shaped I found into a more formal collage.
In some cases I rearranged the shaped I found into a more formal collage.
I then cut them out the shapes I had found in my selected colour palette colours.
I then cut them out the shapes I had found in my selected colour palette colours.
Mark making exercise inspired by the texture of thistles
Mark making exercise inspired by the texture of thistles
As well as being inspired by Barrie's past collections, I also looked into what other brands where creating I loved TSE garment silhouettes and Henrik Vibskov use of texture. Another great source of inspiration was looking to streetwear to see what is current and trending.
Simplified Collage
Simplified Collage
Simplified Collage
Simplified Collage
Simplified Collage
Simplified Collage
Having found my shapes from my initial A3 scale images, I combined shapes to create more simplified collages to give a stronger Memphis pattern to then inspire my knitwear.

I created these colourways to help plan the colour proportions of my final collection.

I made light purple and cream the 'background' of my samples like in Memphis, which have a solid backdrop to the designs and patterns.

Final Collection
Final sample eight
Final sample eight
Final sample three
Final sample three
Final sample nine
Final sample nine
Final sample ten
Final sample ten
Final sample seven
Final sample seven
Final sample two
Final sample two
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