Lucy Gray is a recent graduate from Heriot-Watt University who studied textile design specialing in woven textiles. Lucy has always been fascinated by the textures, patterns and vivid colours of coral reefs and sea creatures. Her graduate collection ‘Coral Textures’ is a collection of woven fashion fabric designs for high-end A/W womenswear that is a celebration of colour and pattern inspired by the Coral Reef.
Her collection explores a variety of different weights and textures of cloth using carefully considered colours and proportions in weave structures, such as hopsack, honeycomb, warp satin and weft sateen combined with fancy yarns to create texture and a sense of decoration. Lucy explored embellishments such as foiling, embroidery, beading and appliqué that were applied following the weaving process to represent the sense of pattern and decoration seen in the sketchbook. The collection is aimed at designers, such as: Chanel, Missoni, Ports and Mary Katrantzou whose customers are women with funky style who have a love of colour, print and pattern and are avid users of, and inspired by, images found on social media of the fashion catwalk shows.