I looked at the elderly for inspiration through the way that they dress and style themselves. Looking at the condition Dementia that effects a large majority of the elederly for interesting ways of styling both day and nightwear together. This was personal too as my Nan who recently passed away suffered with Dementia so I had personally experience of what the condition is like and took inspiration from others in her nursing home in the later few months of her life. This also inspired my knitwear directly as there is an oversized jumper with a family favourite photo of her at Christmas in a Christmas hat knitted into the front. Again going round her home and the homes of others taking print and knit ideas from wallpapers and soft furnishings such as florals and pixellating them turning them into jacquards on jumpers and all in ones and enlarged printed vest tops.
This year the Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show coincided with the centenary of the famous Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art, and as such we used the archives as inspiration. I was especially interested in a short film made in the 1930s called “7 till 5” by Norman McLaren. He is known for his early experiments with animation and this film documents a full day in the Art School. This got me thinking about how art students today react to the Mackintosh building, and how we all dress up, “playing the part” of art students. I therefore set out to make ridiculous ‘studio wear’ for artists working in the Mackintosh building today.
This project is based on the search of an experimental work method.
I used the idea of collages as the main theme of the project.
Based on that idea, I worked with combining pieces knitted in different materials, textures and colors. My focus was on the interactions between the shape of the pieces and the shape of the body, and the interaction between de different textures and nuances of colors.
The macabre photography of Joel-Peter Witkin and this particular verse by Christina Rossetti are the inspiration for “BODYBOUND”. Together they inform his collection on the human condition, desire and the perverse. Referencing both the anatomical drawings of Vesalius and the eroticism of Hokusai, the collection revolves around skin, sinew, muscle, and bone.
It pumps sex back into a craft that has become lust-less, prompting arousal and addiction for men’s knitwear by examining the relationship between seduction and repulsion.
Disa Treutiger, 24. Beckmans College of Fashion, 2. year knitwear project 2009. – specialism: Fashion Design Background: I started when I was 14 years old making clothes for a fashion show to raise money for my class travelling funds, I started calling up Swedish designers that I admire and asked if I could be an … Continue reading
Tine Winther Rysgaard og Trine Kristoffersen. The Danish Design School, 2 year project for Innovating Sustainable Fashion Competition 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womenswear and Knitwear. Project title: Totems Inspiration: The Cactus, The Bear, and The Mountain is an ecological knitwear collection inspired by limit challenging youthful curiosity, taking visual cues from … Continue reading
Nina Born and Siff Pristed Nielsen, 24. Kolding School of Design, BA Textiles Graduates 2009. -specialism: Print (Nina) and Knit (Siff) Project title: Sinner Inspiration: We took inspiration from the 7 deadly sins (Wrath, sloth, greed, lust, gluttony, envy and pride). Both from a historical point of view and also by pursuing the sins … Continue reading
Josefin Arnell, 25. Beckmans College of Design, Second year knitting project 2009. – specialism: Fashion Design. Design Background: Before I started at Beckmans I went to different preparing schools where I did art, textile and fashion. One in England and 2 in Sweden. I can recommend Steneby located in the Swedish woods, best … Continue reading