I have a confession to make.
I went to fashion college.
I am not proud of it, but it is a fact of my life.
I look at images of fashion shows. I thought I should drag you down with me.
Click on the image for a slide show. All images Vogue.co.uk
I love the idea of having a complex colour work pattern bracketed by a solid contrast colour.
Interesting take on the cable jumper–with lovely centred focal point.
Super combo of trad fair-isle and the sequin equivalent.
Flattering lines that curve around the body. Makes me think of unusual construction techniques.
Again, simple but effective
Patterns that are centre-front oriented like this always appeal
See Christopher Kane, above.
A bit of lovely applied texture in Pringle’s latest.
Again with the irregular colour-work ideas.
Beautiful delicate dress over knit vest.
Long V-neck for jumper-dress layering.
Simple but effective cardi. Chunky, a la Twinkle…
Embroidery idea for fresh cables
So rich, so rich…
The most sophisticated feather covered woman I have seen. When I grow up, I want to be just like her….
Love the feathers, but this one is all about the palette for me–a beautiful combo.
A flattering idea for narrow colour work and dark/black sides and sleeves.
The fairisle variations.
Nicolas Ghesquiere’s first collection for the brand may not have focused so much on the clothes as the bags, but there were still ideas to be pilfered.
Again, with feeling!
colour pop magic
A beautiful lace pattern cascading across the body, you say?
Chris Kane always has a lot of ideas going on, tho I am not always sure how to use any of them, or whether I can even like them. This one is representative. I hate the plastic stuff, but can see an interesting use of a texture or yarn that would be over-whelming all-over, but in such a stripe, may work.
I think Lagerfeld is trying to tell me something about how to flatter a girl’s figure. My quest, if I choose to accept it, is to make it flatter a woman….
This is obvs meant to be a cardigan that has just appeared at the top of my to-do list.
I am a child of the 90s & grunge will never die in my heart. There is always room for another deep-V in black, to be worn with shit-kickers.
It is undeniably sweet, no?
I admit I have a soft spot for Bora Aksu. the cropped length, & black’n’blue palette for this some did it for me.
Shame I look like a jaundiced duckling in yellow, cos this shade is so sunny & lovely. Maybe not so AW, but summer sweet.
It’s all about the contrast in texture within a single colour-netting=an open lace, leather=a stripe in a different texture of yarn, and a lace or textured bodice?
Yoke idea–not necessarily solid semi-precious crystals, but colour work or with contrast colour in textured stitch
I like both the wool/leather combo and the way the wool begins solid and trails off–a favorite patterning for me.
I know, I know; who’s going to walk down the street like this, yada yada.
But you know, there are ideas and inspirations ripe for the plucking here.
Next week, Part 2 of the Double knit tutorials.