Final year project
Heirloom Heritage [Read more]
Puritan Collar - Designed For Versatility
A mono-material duchess satin, digitally developed into a traditional puritan collar design using laser technology. Hand detailed with coordinating floral motifs, beading and tortoiseshell acrylic fastening.
This piece is one of three collar designs within the collection that explore themes of sustainability by considering versatility, an interchangeable design that can be worn by any age over any garment.
Floral Acrylic Motifs Hand Embroidered on Traditional Boiled Wool - Designed for Longevity
Using high quality, durable materials this panel is a statement design for a woollen robe coat.
PET Sequin Film on Certified Organic Cotton Jersey
Hand embroidered, laser-cut PET sequin film panels overlayed in contrasting finishes to create an off centred design. Considering responsible materials sourcing and potential for further innovation - RPET Film and organic bamboo or hemp jersey as an alternative.
Scattered Floral Sublimation Print on Rose Sand Washed Satin - 100% Recyclable
A digitally developed sublimation print, heat-pressed onto rose sand washed satin using laser-cut floral resists to create a statement design.
Considered design is reflected in this piece via the use of a mono-material for recycling (100% polyester) and through the choice of a print method with no water usage.
Organic Bamboo Silk Fabric Manipulation
100% organic bamboo silk with Oeko-Tex certified dye, responsibly sourced; then princess pleated using recycled polyester thread. Finally, heat pressed with hand-painted disperse dye.
Check Sublimation Print in Repeat
Digitally developed design in repeat, sublimation printed onto co-ordinating sand washed satin.
Laser Etch Development - British Millerain Staywax Cotton (100% BCI Approved)
Check laser etch development on responsibly sourced staywax cotton, used within two final designs. These developments explore an innovative approach to traditional materials.
To view these designs online visit my listed LinkedIn or Textiles Instagram page.
Heirloom Heritage - Colour & Materials Moodboard
An overview of the collection.
Katie Pallatt - Taylor
Sustainability-driven creative, with experience in responsible materials sourcing. Practicing the amalgamation of hand-crafted techniques with digital process to push boundaries for innovation.
This project looks to build a relationship between the past and the present by using visual research of family heirlooms to inspire material development.
Influenced by designer brands including Ganni, Shrimps, Cecile Bahnsen and Stine Goya, the collection includes statement prints, silhouettes and embroidery to resonate with the modern consumer.
The underpinning theme of the project along with the visual research explores sustainability through responsible materials sourcing and considered design including utilising printing techniques with reduced water processes and laser for reduced waste.
Subsequently continuing to develop my knowledge of sustainability within the Textiles Industry following a placement year with the Responsible Materials Sourcing team at ASOS.com.
Through both my academic and professional experience I am a proficient, well organised, strong communicator actively looking for a graduate role within retail operations with experience in sustainability, cost-saving, and consolidation.
Final year project
Diploma of professional studies - 2019/2020
ASOS.com - London - Responsible Materials Sourcing Intern - 1 Year Placement
At ASOS I worked as the wovens intern collaborating daily with teams across womenswear and menswear for ASOS Design brands. In this role, I worked on several projects surrounding sourcing newness, transparency, sustainable switches, consolidation and cost-saving.
I liaised daily with mills, agents and suppliers globally, supporting speed to market for buyers and designers following trend meetings. I assisted my manager with data collection as well as general administrative tasks including sampling requests, post, IT support etc. I often aided in creating presentation surrounding trends, sustainability targets, industry benchmarks and future innovations for the Senior Leadership Team.
Finally, I had the privilege of sourcing two fabrics that appeared in the ASOS' Circular Design collection.