Heim, is about showcasing the hidden work behind knitwear with a bold, contrasting colour palette. Textures have been created through the use of only two punch cards in various techniques showcasing the ‘wrong side’ of knit. "With knitwear I have explored my sense of identity. I was born in Norway and lived a majority of my childhood in Zimbabwe, U.S.A and Australia. With this untraditional upbringing and constant change of culture surrounding me I have always questioned what defines my identity. Knitting is one of the few things that has been constant in my life, the technical side of knitting is where my main passion lies. I wanted to represent this in a wearable and engaging way" says designer Marie Leiknes. The main textures in this collection are worn with the ‘wrong’ side out, showcasing the floats of the fair isle technique, which are normally hidden; and developed through scale, yarn and different patterns. "I want people to be intrigued by the textures and question how it was made" she added. Print collaboration was done with fellow student Phillippa Hill who designed prints by taking inspiration from Marie's knit textures, and used elements found in the making process to help showcase the hidden in knit. "In the future I want to work with knitwear collections that have machine knitted garments as well as hand knitted pieces; which can also be bought as knit-kits so the customer can be involved in the making process. Labels I would love to work for are Missoni and Sonia Rykiel for their colourful and inspiring knitwear" says Marie. Edinburgh College of Art, will be exhibiting Heim at Graduate Fashion Week from the 10th of June until the 13th.