Well, your gran certainly wouldn't be knitting this bad boy that's for sure! Irina Shaposhnikova, just received her MA at Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, but this is actually her previous collection. These chunky knits attached to a thin mesh definitely push the limits of typical knitwear. They also link quite well to my interest in structured garments and how fabric can be manipulated... so I may have to purchase some knitted fabric on my next trip down to London...
Saturday, 5 December 2009
'Haus of GaGa' is definitely a winner in my eyes. Designing these amazing structured ribcages whilst pairing them with nude skin-tight garments creates a whole new perspective and relationship with the human body and fashion. It seems the line between conceptional art and fashion is blurring day by day thanks to GaGa and her team!
It also reminds me of Katie Eary and her current menswear collection... http://www.katieeary.co.uk/