Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Knit Krazy

When browsing the Internet recently I came across this opening statement to a Craig Lawrence interview with Vicki Loomes

"Knitwear has finally shed its image as the pastime of choice for grannies and the local WI- and that’s official. If you need convincing let’s consider the evidence- at London Fashion Week Mark Fast caused the biggest controversy (and the most heated debates) with the inclusion of ‘plus-size’ models in his catwalk show, Derek Lawlor was tipped as one of the hottest names to watch, Craig Lawrence experimented with plastic bags, and Louise Goldin’s pastel coloured creations led the now imminent arrival of feminine frivolity. Just what do these designers have in common? Yes…it’s knitwear. Pushing the boundaries between art and fashion, and proving that this craft is far more versatile than the knit one, purl one basic that I can (just about) manage, knitwear is here to stay."
And how true whether on the London and Paris catwalks or on the rails of our local high street knitwear is everywhere and it has had a major revival its no longer the twee knitted cardies you get for your granny but its all about texture, form and structure. Knitwear in fashion becomes art for the body.

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