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Lana Mackinnon

 Lana Mackinnon designer

Lana Mackinnon was a British textile designer who was born in Edinburgh in 1924. She studied at the Edinburgh College of Art from 1941 to 1945 where she was a contemporary of celebrated Scottish artist and sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi. After the war she won a number of travel scholarships. The first took her to Sweden where she was exposed to Scandinavian design. She also travelled to France where she met and became influenced by the fashion illustrator and designer Christian Bérard. She was commissioned to produce upholstery and dress designs for the Britain Can Make it exhibition in 1946. She also exhibited designs at the Festival of Britain in 1952. She produced designs for Cresta Silks, Horrockses and Ascher among other companies. She was also a member the Royal Scottish Society of painters.

She died at the age of 44.