Monday, July 14, 2008

Akira Isogawa

This experiment captured the imagination of Akira, where he invited me to work with him on a knit collection. It's a distressed cable, which means the cable goes in all different directions, and the stiches inbetween the cables are dropped so just the thread floats hold the cable together. Made on the domestic knitting machine, the fabric turned out to be resilliant and tencile, and the raw slub silk was challenged; as this could otherwise be quite a fragile fabric. This collection was for Akira S/S03.
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