Inspired by my own family mythologies, this project is a celebration of my island heritage and Scottish tradition. Illustrating the story of the pollical rebel Vincentius Hawick, who fled the Sottish Borders to the Shetland Isles. I borrowed from my own connections to these places to generate a feeling of nostalgia. Focused on fabrication, this collection finds common ground in the shared wool heritage and the importance of the industry to these rural Scotland.
As people turn back to localism in a time of global uncertainty, it was important to me that this collection communicated an impression of ‘Islandness’ from a local perspective and its fundamentally sustainable characteristics. Throughout history, resources within islands have been limited, which has resulted in materials being given a higher value. Showcasing locally sourced materials, home grown yarns, found resources, this collection is a visual memoir that embodies what it means to be an islander.