Class of 2023 • Design

Sam Daly

Sam Daly
National College of Art and Design (NCAD)


Graduation Year
Class of 2023


Moving Forward, Looking Backward.Sam DalyI was inspired to create this collection while Interrailing through Europe. The railway station serves as a gateway for discovery as it crosses over national and city borders and mingles cultures. Train stations are intricate locations filled with patterns made by the rails, dangling cables, and signage. I have focused on linear travelling patterns, composed of continuous crossing lines. The components of the stations have had a big impact on my collection.The style of the collection is bold and graphic. Creating a surface through a range of processes such as upscaled distorted weft, smocking knit and passementerie. Colour played a key role in my design process. Robust fabrics for multiple uses such as bags, interior products and furnishings. Deadstock yarns and slow processes play important roles in the creative process. I have explored techniques for strengthening waste yarns to create a long lasting product that is designed for circularity.
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