Shetland Designer Headlines London Fashion Week

by Alastair Hamilton -

The work of Paul Thompson, a designer from Shetland, has been praised at London Fashion Week.

Paul has been named by Fashionista magazine as one of the designers to watch in the years to come.

Fashionista writer Ailsa Miller wrote that the Shetland influence was “clearly visible in his graduate collection.” She continued:

“Wool was looped and sewn tightly together, varying textures to resemble patches of heather or moss. His final piece was especially striking, an oversized coat that served as showcase of each of his knitwear techniques, melded seamlessly together to look like shearling at first glance.”

Local wool company Jamieson and Smith has sponsored the wool used in his collection.

Paul grew up on the island of Yell and was a pupil at Lerwick's Anderson High School. He went on to study at Glasgow School of Art before pursuing his current course at Central Saint Martin's in London, where he's clearly making his mark. We look forward to hearing more about his work and wish him every success.