Monday March 30, 2020

Pattern play

Central St Martins graduate Mary Callan’s knitwear is luxe, fun and locally made. She tells The Magazine how a love affair with design has steered her from the off

11th November, 2018
Crocheted bucket hat, €90; lambswool zigzag pattern sweater, €450; lambswool frill shawl (worn as skirt), €145; lambswool frill skirt, €350 all Callan; orange paisley roll neck, €39; white ankle boots, €145, both & Other Stories; studded leather belt, Isabel Marant, €230; green leather gloves, Guanti Alex, €95, both Costume; blue tights, €12.95, Tights Dept

‘I was determined to be a fashion designer from a young age,” says Mary Callan. “My mother was an antiques dealer and I accompanied her on buying trips to England. I think these fostered my love of beautifully designed things.

“I applied to study fashion at Central Saint Martins, where a tutor saw potential for knitwear in my work. I tried the knitting machine and never looked back.”

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