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Moments 44/19

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Happy Sunday, friends! This week was full of moments of light, work and routines. Always grateful for the days like that.

I am head and toes in “digital” knitting – that’s what I call when I put away the yarn and needles and sit down at my computer to put my notes in order and shape them in a proper pattern that you can follow. It is always a lot of back and forth, each pattern is unique and the challenge is always to explain something that is so easily done on the needles in words and numbers that would be clear and concise.

But finally test knitting has begun which always makes me happy and nervous at the same time.

I also had a chance to see some interesting interior design solutions this week that I am happy to share with you below – textures, light and craftwork always inspire me.

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Knitting Blog

Knitting Blog

I hope you had some wonderful moments to share this week as well!

Have a great day!


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By |2019-11-03T09:29:22-07:00November 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Moments 41/19

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I have a new working week routine that is helping me to stay focused and feel like my days are full, meaningful and conscious. Doesn’t it happen to you sometimes that you feel like you are in the race, trying to keep up with all the responsibilities and just barely holding your head above the water? And at the end of the day you feel like the life was sucked out of you. I had a few months like this and realized that I need to do something about it.

Now I wake up long before dawn, have a light breakfast, knit, work on the website, go to the gym, train hard just concentrating on the movements and counting the reps – no music, no phone, no emails, just me time. There is something so much more beyond physical changes, there is something going on inside of me during these sessions that makes me stronger in all senses of this word; I end up these sessions with 30 min of moderate cardio listening to inspiring audiobooks. For months I have been feeling guilty of not reading as much as I used to just because there is physically no time during my days to sit down and just enjoy a few pages. I know it is the question of priority, there is always at least 10 minutes in the day to devote to things that really matter to you. But now I’ve found the perfect balance – it is really a form of meditation of getting my headphones on, moving slowly and listening to people’s thoughts that stir something bigger inside of me. And only then it is the office and the usual day routine time. So far I am very happy with these changes, it is so important to listen to yourself and find what makes you happy.

During my weekends I treat myself to good food, my favorite people and just life as it is. This weekend was full of inspiring conversations, that revived my dreams that I put on hold in the back of my mind because they seemed way too wild to become true one day. So grateful and inspired!

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As for knitting, I am working on the pattern draft for a sweater and have a new project on the needles that I will be able to share with you soon.

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I hope your week was amazing, enjoy your Sunday!


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By |2019-10-13T10:21:56-07:00October 13th, 2019|Moments|2 Comments

Knitwear Review. Paris FW, Spring/Summer 2020

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The last knitwear review of the season is coming from Parisian runways. This time I’ve found classic interpretations of knitwear, theatrical costumes and mix of styles.

Miu Miu paired off shoulder cardigans with skirts. Looks like they used alpaca or some mohair in their knits – they look so soft and comfy.

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It is very rear to see knitwear, especially crochet in the business attire. Altuzarra is breaking the tradition and mixes crochet tops with suits and crochet/knit skirts with blazers.

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A little bit of costume theater from Thom Browne. Just looks at those knits – I do not why but it feels like a scene from Alice in Wonderland movie.

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Altuzarra presented eclectic dresses and classic cardigans that are so easy to wear.

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Knitwear review

Nanushka is keeping it classy and natural – neutral colors, simple shapes and natural materials can be found in their latest collection.

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Courreges, Givenchy and Zadig&Voltaire have created eyelet knits that are easy to pair with skirts, shorts and pants.

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This simple stripe sweater from Zadig&Voltaire is one of my favorite from Paris fashion week – loose shape, wide stripes and simple colors. It also looks so great with the summer tiered skirt.

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Sacai featured knit dresses and paired them with one shoulder trench coats/shirt dresses. Such an unusual styling!

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Christian Dior and Mame Kurogouchi use their cozy loose sweaters as the canvas and created a beautiful print.

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This is it for this season knitwear reviews from the fashion weeks, I really hope you found something interesting for yourself in them. You can see all my reviews here – Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks. My favorite from this season was New York, so many classy shapes and beautiful designer decisions.

Hope you are having a great week! I will see you soon!


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By |2019-10-10T08:49:40-07:00October 10th, 2019|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knitwear Review. Milan FW, Spring/Summer 2020

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Milan fashion week presented a mix of traditional and experimental knitwear for the upcoming spring/summer season. My absolute favorite so far of all the collections I looked through is by Brunello Cucinelli. Such feminine, cozy, beautiful pieces I would immediately wrap myself into!

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The styling of this lookbook is so elegant. I love the idea of layering a light knit cardigan with a silky shirt on top, so chic!

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Layering trend is continued with the runway from Giada – combining knitwear and other textiles the designer created striking looks. I would definitely wear them to the office!

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Fendi is layering knitwear with transparent skirts, shirts and swimwear.

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Genny and Salvatore Ferragamo are combining knit tops with shorts, skirts and wide high-waisted pants.

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Salvatore Ferragamo is offering to ditch a traditional business suit and just wear knit shorts with tops to create a “power look”. I wouldn’t risk it to wear it to the office, but definitely looks like a perfectly comfy outfit for the Netflix night.

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General knitwear color scheme was pretty subtle, but Peter Pilotto chose to use some bright prints for his pieces. I can see a lot of intarsia and fair isle work here.

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Agnona featured a solid turquoise color classic cardigan. I absolutely love how they paired it with office pants!

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Dresses. Eyelets, dropped stitches and lots of drape – all of it you will find in Anteprima knit dresses. Salvatore Ferragamo made stripe dresses and “forgot” to weave in ends, well that can be our knitters’ excuse for postponing this part of the process, after all it looks like it’s a “vogue trend” now 🙂

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Dolce & Gabbana created a collection that is taking us to the past – ultra feminine suits, dresses and skirts. I can spot a lot of dropped stitches techniques and irish crochet lace.

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Fashion weeks are always a great resource to find new unusual interpretation of knitwear. They are often exaggerated for the show purposes and not really wearable, but still interesting to investigate all the forms and shapes a piece of thread can turn into.

Out of box thinking could be spotted on the runways of No.21, Ermanno Scervino, Sportmax, Jil Sander and Genny.

No.21 and Ermanno Scervino used sparkle and unusual details (apparently not all sleeves are meant to be worn) in their creations.

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Sportmax intrigued me so much with this piece. I downloaded a high-res photo just to zoom in and see what they did there. Looks like it is a classic cable knit that they painted with some special technique that gives an additional 3D effect.

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Jil Sander and Genny were generous with the fringe using it as a decorative and exaggerated detail.

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I hope you enjoyed this knitwear review! Have a great weekend!

P.S. All photos are courtesy of vogue.com 


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By |2019-10-04T05:16:02-07:00October 4th, 2019|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|1 Comment

Knitwear Review. London FW, Spring/Summer 2020

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Happy Monday! I am continuing my Spring/Summer 2020 knitwear reviews from fashion weeks with London. British designers didn’t present a lot of knitwear this time, but what was shown definitely confirmed that London fashion weeks is always the most experimental and edgy.

London wouldn’t be London if it didn’t rethink the conventional forms and shapes of knitwear. Why not to break the knit dress in half with the buttons closure (Toga show), or why not make drastic cut-outs and attach the chains to them (Toga) and why sleeves have to be just for arms and not be a part of the main body (Fashion East)?

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You will also find various embellishments in form of silk ribbons (Molly Goddard), exaggerated fringe (JW Anderson) and giant cotton balls (Fashion East).

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JW Anderson presented a small collection of cozy knit dresses “with the twist”.

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One of the most interesting (construction and color work wise) dress was presented by Kiko Kostadinov fashion house. Ribbing, striping, fabric gathering, extra layers – you will all of it in one piece. Looks like a knit puzzle.

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Marques’Almeida and Christopher Kane continued the total color look tendency from New York fashion week. The designers are playing on the contrast of fabrics and textiles.

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Marysia created beach crochet pieces that are easy to throw on with your swimsuit.

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I will see you with review from Milan fashion week later this week!

Have a great and productive Monday!

P.S. All photos are courtesy of vogue.com 


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By |2019-10-02T05:38:00-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|0 Comments

Knitwear Review. New York FW, Spring/Summer 2020

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Starting this week I am sharing with you the knitwear reviews from 4 major fashion weeks, season spring/summer 2020. I am starting with New York that was so generous with knitwear fashion this year. Many designers decided to skip the runway and created beautiful lookbooks.

TSE, Shaina Mote and M. Patmos made timeless knitwear – classic shapes, neutral colors and beautiful materials.

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Knitwear review

Theory created one of the most beautiful looks in my opinion – I just love how they combined knitwear fabric with a classic suit.

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Eco materials and unconventional shapes were characteristic of Lauren Manoogian collection. I recommend looking through an entire lookbook here – Lauren Manoogian SS 2020 – such an inspiration!

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M.Patmos added fun details and pops of color to their neutrals.

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Knit and crochet dresses appeared in Vince, Eckhaus Latta, Oscar de La Renta, A.L.C., Herve Leger, Linder, Zimmermann, Jonathan Simkhai, Lela Rose, Helmut Lang, Dion Lee collections – neutrals, stripes, fringe, textile mix – you will find all of that below.

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Total color looks by Sally LaPointe, who is continuing the tendency of combining knitwear with other textiles keeping the same color scheme.

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One of my favorite looks created were when knitwear top is pared with unusual skirt/pants. This contrast is such a great design feature. See below looks by Theory, Alejandra Alonso, Adam Lippes, Sally LaPointe, Ryan Roche and Zero + Maria Cornejo.

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I hope you enjoyed this review and found some inspiring details!


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By |2019-09-28T05:55:25-07:00September 28th, 2019|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|0 Comments
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