A Moray woman is poised to enter the world of fashion after graduating from Gray’s School of Art yesterday.
Kara Gill, from Elgin, said her favourite subject at school was art and she “always knew” she wanted to do something creative.
The 21-year-old said: “Instantly, when I went inside Gray’s, I knew I had to apply and decided to pick fashion and textiles as a bit of a gamble.
“However, after four years I’ve developed my own design aesthetic and feel comfortable in knowing what kind of career I want.
“It has been the fastest four years of my life.”
For her dissertation, Miss Gill created a series of outfits inspired by the American state of Louisiana, where she lived for several years during her childhood.
She added: “By February, I had to complete a six-look collection designed and created by myself, and mine was inspired by the hillbillies and rednecks families who live there.
“The designs included a lot of leather and organic materials – and it was really fun to work on.”
Broadening her horizons throughout university, in her third year she studied in Germany for seven months.
She said: “It was such a good experience and and interesting to learn at a different university where they do things completely different.
“It really helped in both my personal and professional development.
“I’m currently applying to different jobs, and have an interview on Monday. I just want to get my foot in the door as quick as possible.”