Featuring the work of Printed Textiles student Kat Walker

Kat Walker is currently in her final year at WSA studying on the Printed Textiles pathway, she tells us about her last collection.

Kat Walker - starfish print 3b

“This collection of starfish prints was created for our dream client brief. I decided to design for Meadham Kirchhoff as I was really inspired by their ethos of ‘fun, riot and rebellion’  and wanted to capture that spirit in my own work.

Kat Walker - starfish print 45

I wanted these prints to be a burst of happiness and positivity, so I took my inspiration for imagery from starfish. Their ability to regenerate limbs worked as a metaphor for regenerating yourself into something more positive in times of sadness or negativity. I was also really influenced by David Bowie’s reinvention as Ziggy Stardust and 1970s glam rock, using bright clashing colours, sequins and glitter to create a fun collection of prints to make you smile.”

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