Inside minutes of visiting the Trend and Textile Museum’s new exhibition, Knitwear – Chanel to Westwood, I was seized by a strong urge to dig out my knitting needles. So was Alexis Bryan Morgan, the former govt style director of Fortunate who is now going to be working for Lease the Runway. For the book I interviewed rising designers who concentrate on knitwear – Mark Fast, Sandra Backlund, Christian Wijnants, Craig Lawrence, Iben Hoj, Kevin Kramp. This pathway aims to familiarise you with knitwear processes and the impression of world fibre assets on the sector.
Chapter one starts with an historic overview goes on to current changes in knitwear design as influenced by trend design homes and technological developments within the areas of materials, equipment, and strategies, and closes with a piece on knitted accessories from bags to jewelry. A Knitwear Designer might spend their time collecting concepts and looking for tendencies before sketching ideas or utilizing a pc programme to attract designs.
I am so grateful for my magazine days – I learnt from working within the trend cupboard and being impressed by wonderful people like Isabella Blow. It’s not for those wishing to buy a step by step guide to knitting, rather for many who want to be impressed by what knitwear is like in style/crafts at present. When I started, I was on my first job as a style editor and my income was different, but mainly my mindset was totally different.
The Swarovski Scholarships purpose to promote excellence in design by financially supporting two BA students from Central Saint Martins who are deemed to have the flexibility and potential to make an distinctive contribution to the style and jewelry industries. Explore artistic knitted material and garment development within a trend context. Grand Prix LVMH scholarships are offered to both Residence and International college students progressing to the final year of BA (Hons) Vogue at Central Saint Martins.
Sarah Gresty is the Course Director for BA Trend Central Saint Martins and a knitwear design guide who has worked on projects for Versace, Karl Lagerfield, Chloe, Chanel, Lacroix and Balenciaga amongst others. With a lot change afoot within the trade, the rise of the fashion knit this AW17 nearly feels like the designers’ manner of giving us a safety blanket.