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Laura May Pyott
Textile/Surface Design BA (Hons)

University of Bolton

Specialisms: Textiles - Print / Textiles for Fashion /

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

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Laura May Pyott

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First Name: Laura May

Last Name: Pyott

Specialisms: Textiles - Print / Textiles for Fashion

Sectors: Fashion/Textiles/Accessories / Fashion/Textiles/Accessories

My Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

University / College: University of Bolton

Course / Program Title: Textile/Surface Design BA (Hons)


I am a recent graduate with a BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design from The University of Bolton as an Applied Fashion and Textile Designer. I am passionate about pattern and colour and this shows throughout my portfolio, whether that is for fashion, interiors, stationery or gallery-led outputs. I am a versatile designer and my portfolio explores multiple themes and styles. Throughout my degree I have had the opportunity to undertake several live briefs for companies such as Surface Print (wallpaper), Shaw Contract (flooring) and Rosebank’s Borderline (furnishing fabrics) . I have strong skills in applied textiles and print process including hand and machine embroidery and screen-print. I am confident working digitally and have strong CAD skills. I am proficient in Photoshop and InDesign, with knowledge in Illustrator and AVA. As an applied fashion and textile designer I am passionate about the environment and aim to incorporate sustainable and environmentally friendly practices within my design work. I aim to use eco-friendly/cruelty free materials and fabrics wherever possible. I am a confident, passionate, driven, hardworking individual who is continuously looking for new and exciting experiences.

Urban Geo is a contemporary fashion print collection featuring two capsule collections inspired by architecture in Manchester, Leeds, Salford and Liverpool. Inspired by Bauhaus designers: Anni Albers, Gunta Stolz, Piet Mondrian and Allison Moffett. Urban Street explores an experimental approach, using applied textile and print processes to inform digital design ideas. Inspired by brands such as Monki and designers Bethany Williams and Camille Walala the final collection is fun and playful. Clashing geometrics in bold colours are applied to recycled denim and sustainable fabrics. The colours for this collection have been inspired by the colour palette ‘reverie’ from the mix journal. Geo City recreates traditional check and houndstooth patterns using digitally manipulated photographs of the city. Created using Photoshop and AVA CAD/CAM the collection is inspired by the shape and structure found within Modern and Neo-Classical buildings, and the form and silhouette created by designers such as Issey Miyake, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen. These designs were created for tailored business attire with a hint of garment manipulation creating a high-end flare. The use of eco-friendly/cruelty free materials and fabrics is common across both capsule collections.