Tuesday, 24 February 2009

London Fashion Week: Louise Goldin

With London Fashion Week in full swing, I was keeping an eye, as usual, on new designers, those whose creativity isn't stumped by the big financiers supporting them.

Someone I have particularly been watching as a former knitter is Louise Goldin, knitwear innovator who came to the world's attention as part of Central St. Martin's Graduate Show in 2005. For A/W '09 she opted for a mix of futuristic ideals with luxurious, innovative fabrics (a combination of innovative knits and leather) - which she herself worked on and knitted through as she describes, 'a long experimentation process...where I never knew whether it was going to work or not'.

The result, although all in black, was a success and has critics, buyers and editors more convinced of the designer's credentials as a designer with commercial capabilities as well as a fashion visionary. I like it!

Kisses, ZZ xx

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