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Knitwear Inspiration. Shuying Wang.

Knitwear Inspiration. Shuying Wang. The Gift Of Knitting.

For my monthly knitwear inspiration I would love to introduce you to Shuying Wang. I have been following her journey in exploring knit textiles for several months now and she just keeps surprising me with her vision and approach to knitwear.

Knitwear Inspiration. Shuying Wang. The Gift Of Knitting.

Shuying is still at that stage where she is freely experimenting with the fabric, and personally this is my favorite time to watch a new artist – when he/she is not restrained with any concept yet and is just exploring the endless possibilities of knit fabric.

True to her concept, Shuying has chosen to take the knitted textiles pathway to give her the freedom to fully explore fabric construction and allow any garments and products to emerge organically from this.

 

SHUYING combines knitted and woven structures, in natural superfine cashmere with synthetic monofilament and celluloid fibres. Through her exploration of structure and combining opposing fibres, Shuying seeks to ingrain human identity into her fabrics. The outcome is a dishevelled elegance in a refreshing colour palette that both comforts and unsettles.

 

Knitwear Inspiration. Shuying Wang. The Gift Of Knitting.

All photos are courtesy of shuyingwang.org and Shuying Wang Instagram

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! Next Wednesday I am going to share with you a new sweater pattern, so looking forward to it! You still have time to enter the giveaway!


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By | 2018-07-15T09:01:16+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Knitting Inspiration|6 Comments

Knitwear Inspiration. Alex Pengelly.

Knitwear Inspiration

The knitwear inspiration of the month is a designer Alex Pengelly, who got her Bachelor degree in textiles and knitwear design more than 8 years ago and since then evolved as the artist and a creator in many ways.

Alex was a Digital Textiles Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and worked as a freelance designer for several years.

Challenging preconceived notions of knitting, her fabrics are created by hand fusing the artisanal skill of contemporary craft with a directional edge.

 

Knitwear Inspiration

A/W 2015 Orlando collection

Mixing mohair, angora, silk and innovative steel yarns, the collection combines feminine textures with structural layering. Featuring hand embroidery and technical hand inlay techniques the interchangeable pieces infuse the everyday wardrobe with a sense of luxury.

 

Knitwear Inspiration

A/W 2015 Orlando collection

I have a passionate interest in designing innovative knitted materials for the body. I am fascinated by the structural possibilities offered by knitted materials and enjoy exploring new methods of design development and construction.” – Alex Pengelly

 

Knitwear Inspiration

A/W 2015 Orlando collection

In October 2015 Alex joined Nike team as a knit designer.  It is amazing how much knit design actually goes into the process of creating the sportswear. I highly recommend reading the interview with Jessica Lomax, Nike’s senior tech knit designer and get the behind the scenes look at how the tech knit design team is working to create Nike collections, pretty fascinating!

Knitwear Inspiration

Photo: NIKE

I hope you enjoyed this little read and inspired to pick up your knitting! Have a wonderful day today!


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By | 2018-06-13T08:19:46+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Knitting Inspiration|2 Comments

Knitwear Inspiration. Gillian Louise Murphy.

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

My April’s knitwear inspiration is Gillian, a young knitwear designer, whose work with color and textile shapes is captivating. The designer works for one of the high-end British brands and doesn’t have her own label yet, but judging by her work, I am sure someday we will see collections of her own.

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

Gillian’s work looks like a puzzle of geometrical shapes with color playing a big role in creating the final pattern. Those little details – stitch patterns, stripes, layering, fiber contrast – at the end produces the perfect result, where everything is in harmony.

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

I love how the designer takes machine knitting on a completely new level and creates one of a kind textiles. One more reminder that there are no rules or limits in knitting, and that is truly inspiring.

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

P.S. All photos are courtesy of www.gulianlouisemurphy.com


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By | 2018-05-03T08:39:30+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Inspiration, Knitting|1 Comment

Knitwear Review. London/Milan FW, Fall 2018.

Knitwear Review. London/Milan Fashion Weeks, Fall 2018

Knit pullover with intarsia and sequins by Brunello Cucinelli

For the second knitwear review of Fall 2108 season I browsed Milan and London runway reports to filter the knit pieces that seem interesting enough to look closely at.

Neutrals. Love this trend – beige and off white seemed to be prevailing in knitwear in many designers’collections.

Love this presentation by Central Saint Martins (one of the most famous art and design education centers based in London). The white dress is my favorite – if you look closely you will see that it is entirely knit in simple stockinette stitch, but with the use of yarns of different weight and textures – starting at the neckline with fine gauge and finger weight yarn the dress gradually transitions to a more bulky gauge and thicker thread.

Total knitwear looks –  sweaters + knit skirts in stockinette, cables and seed stitch.

The tendency of combining casual knitwear and more elevated pieces started in New York continues in Milan – classic shapes, simple colorwork and some sparkling!

Colorwork. You will find it all – stripes, intarsia, fair isle..

Wrapped in knitwear in color and neutrals.

Extremely oversize sweaters.

Interesting shapes – from classic pullovers to puffed exaggerated shoulders and layering of knit fabric.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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


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By | 2018-03-09T08:14:07+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|6 Comments

Knitwear Review. NYFW, Fall 2018.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Partow

I never lose the opportunity to see knitwear in all the diversity of its forms and shapes and fashion weeks season is a good time to hunt for traditional and unconventional interpretations of a knit stitch. New York fashion week is over and here is what the designers came up with for Fall 2018 – you will see everything from neutral classic knits to crazy and exaggerated forms.

Classic colors + traditional stitches + super oversized fit.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

A.L.C. , Khaite, Grey Jason

80’s vibe with colorful and bold intarsia.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Creatures of Comfort, Tory Burch, Derek Lam

Neutral traditional shades + plain stitch pattern + monochrome look + oversize fit.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Kes, Sally LaPointe, Nili Lotan

Dresses. Soft knit fabrics with gentle eyelet increases, neutral colors intarsia, patchwork and colorful crochet.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Brandon Maxwell and Adam Lippes

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Tanya Taylor and Alejandra Alonso

Exaggerated. Holes, extra long sleeves, super chunky colorful yarn, oversize poet sleeve with overload of embellishment.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Zadig and Voltaire, Novis, Ulla Johnson

M Missoni as always is playing with color and stripes, reinterpreting the brand’s classic looks.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

M Missoni

Bold accent colors + drape.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Tibi and Sies Marjan

Cables, cables, cables!!! Overloaded with texture and volume.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Partow and Marina Moscone

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Jason Wu, Alejandra Alonso, Oscar de la Renta

Have a wonderful Sunday today!

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


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By | 2018-06-26T08:08:21+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|10 Comments

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week, Spring ’18

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

Cardigan layers by Palmer Harding

London designers were very diverse as usual – there was everything from proper suits to absolutely crazy clothes-sculptures in all kinds of materials. The same tendency was reflected in knitwear pieces – classic beige sweaters, unusual constructions, unexpected mix of materials and colors – you’ll see it all.

Emilia Wickstead, Daks and Margaret Howell offer proper tops and classic sweaters paired with casual pants and skirts. Simple, practical and comfortable are probably the best words to describe these pieces.

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

But this kind of description of knitwear definitely doesn’t apply to the rest of the knitwear items that appeared during this season in London. The rest is pushing the boundaries in many forms.

Teatum Jones and Ports 1961 are changing the idea of how you can wear sweater sleeves.

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Pringle of Scotland mixed knitwear with the fabric. If you look closely at the sweater by Preen, you will see that this is basically the collection of different swatches put together with the piece of fabric. Well, there is an idea what to do with all these swatches you have accumulated during all these years of knitting 🙂

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

Christopher Kane mixes ruffles of fabric with simple rib knit dress and uses fancy yarns to create dresses. And Joseph creates the classic sweater, but spices it up with the super oversize fit and the use of bulky ribbon yarn of the uneven texture.

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

Pringle of Scotland uses macrame, machine knitting and crochet for its summer knitwear line.

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

A burst of color and graphic patterns. Chalayan sticks to the solid sunny color, layers and the mix of mesh pattern with the simple stockinette stitch.

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

Stripes, rhombus, chevron and color blocking in many shapes, textures and stitch patterns by Emporio Armani, Marques’ Almeida, House of Holland and Markus Lupfer.

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

And finally the dresses, of course! Julien Macdonald uses all possible crafts – macrame, machine and hand knitting, crochet, weaving, etc – to create his fit forming super fancy dresses.

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

And Teatum Jones creates basic rib knit dresses with the unusual sleeve set-in method.

Knitwear Review. London Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2018

That’s it for London Fashion Week knitwear review! Definitely very contradictory selection, but I hope some details got your attention 🙂


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By | 2018-02-02T20:56:19+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Knitting, Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|7 Comments
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