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.
Beatrice Korlekie Newman, 21. De Montfort University, BA (Hons.) Fashion Graduate 2009. -specialism: Fashion Womenswear /Knitwear. Design Background: Brought up in an African culture, I was introduced to a diversity of rich textiles and colour which have been a significant factor intriguing me to learn more about fashion and how I could translate the richness … Continue reading
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
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
Georgina Bavalia, 23. Nottingham Trent University, BA (Hons.) Fashion Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womens Knitwear. Design Background: My third year at university consisted of a placement year, where I worked for 6 months at Knit-1, a swatch design studio in Brighton, then for a further 6 months for a private label in New York, … Continue reading
Kevin Kramp, 30. Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, BA (Hons.) Fashion Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Knitwear. Design Background: I received a first Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art with a concentration in Italian Studies from Brown University, and I have apprenticed and worked with designers and … Continue reading
Holly Giselle Hilden, 22. Bath Spa University, BA (Hons.) Textile Design Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Knitwear. Design Background: When I was born my mother and grandmother ran a wool shop. I sat on the counter surrounded by ladies knitting…. I think that might be where I started! After school I studied Art and … Continue reading