Like many fashion students, I was awed by the theatrics of fashion shows when I began studying. Vivienne Westwood, Maison Martin Marglelia, and Comme de Garcon all created the kind of spectacle that impressed many and, no doubt, also put many people off fashion as a ridiculous and unnecessary endeavor. I used to be one of the many people put off, but now I really enjoy the most theatrical of shows. They are, after all, shows.
The one that really stole my fashion-student’s heart was Alexander McQueen. He created gothic fairy tales that were disturbing and beautiful. Savage Beauty, a retrospective of his work, promises to be a huge hit at the Victoria and Albert Museum this year. I can’t wait to see it!
McQ is the diffusion line for Alexander McQueen and features the pieces you are more likely to find at Selfridges than the elaborate show pieces.
This jumper has been laminated with a metallic application, but creating a similar effect with a block of colour across the sweater is straight-forward to achieve.
Pendleton by True Brit Knits is a lovely example of the simple but effective technique of adding a colour-block to a cable sweater.