воскресенье, 8 декабря 2013 г.

Giant Knits

It's getting cold outside, so it's time to warm up.
Recently I found an amazing large knitted beenie at H&M. It has become a strong inspiration for me to look for something as stunning and beautiful as this hat.
Gemma Ward wears coat from Balenciaga's f/w 2002 collection, photo by Irving Penn (Vogue, March 2006)

Balenciaga always has been one of my favourite designers. Nicolas Ghesquière has become his brilliant successor. The way he add volume to different textures always fascinated me.
His Fall 2002 show for Balenciaga Nicolas closed with the dramatic, shaggy ivory coats, which looked like soft sculptures.

Balenciaga, f/w 2002

Fall 2011 collection was no exception. The jackets and bags he showed with below-the-knee skirts were knitted as they were from giant ribbons of faux leather.
In Ghesquière's words,
"The season is a game of proportion, zooming in on textures, the way seeing things with a loop [a magnifying glass] can give you different, shifting points of view. It's a bit surrealist."
Balenciaga f/w 2011

Left: Lindsey Wixson wears sweater from Mary Katrantzou's f/w 2012 collection (Flare Magazine, September 2012)
Right: Alexander McQueen, f/w 2000


Giles Deacon has also experimented with enlarged knitting.
Vogue, September 2007

Giles, f/w 2007

He continued gargantuan knitwear theme at his Fall 2013 collection. These large slouchy knitted pastel beenies look very cute and cozy.
"Wild Rose" editorial by Nicole Bentley (Vogue Australia, August 2013)

Knitwear house Sister by Sibling has shown giant hand-knitted scarves, berets, and capes at Fall 2013 season.
Sister by Sibling, f/w 2013

Another knitwear brand is Nanna Van Blaaderen. Nanna is Dutch designer.
The sculptural handknitted collection 'More or Less' is inspired by organic forms, animal life and nature. Using thick woolen yarns in off-white colors, Nanna van Blaaderen experimented in combining knitting techniques with braiding techniques. This resulted in various expressive garments of voluminous structures and forms.
Nanna Van Blaaderen "More or Less" collection (2011)

Nanna Van Blaaden "Dense" collection (2013)

There are some large knitted clothes you can find at your stores.

Sweater, Cheap Monday

Sweater and beenie, MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela; chunky handknit snood, TopShop; large knitted beenie, Wommelsdorff

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