Knitting has been a consistent part of the fashion world since the 19th century, and it has reinvented itself and adapted to changing times and needs, tastes, materials and trends.
In the world’s best design universities, Knitwear is often a subject, or even a postgraduate degree. Knitting now goes further than the manual act it represents, it has become a discipline, and an art form, a technique with a thousand expressive possibilities.
At So Catchy! Where Fashion Begins, we’ve talked to many different designers who incorporate knitting into their work. To bring in the new year, here’s a list of some of our favorites.
Sara Mazza: The Crazy Knit Lady
Matilda Norberg: The Finishing Touch
Ilke Cop and the return of cross-stitch
Anita Hirlekar: The Beauty of Imperfection
Rotem Arbel, “Knitted Tale” 2014, from the Bazalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel
Xiao Li from the London College of Fashion
Photos by Anya Holdstock
Sun Choi from Central Saint Martins
Translation and Layout by Michael Padilla