Friday, 22 February 2013

knits 4 fun

Let me indulge my passion for knitwear with the colorful
and playful crocheted galore of the AW 2013-14 'Sister'
collection by Sibling with its vibrant oversized chunky knits,
king-sized accessories and a unique vitality: the one the
East London-based label founded and run by designers
Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery is known
for, both in men's ('Brother') and womenswear.

Recently showcased at London fashion week, Sibling's
latest collection is full of fun and smart ideas in the
brand's signature style, reinterpreting traditional designs
while playing with silhouettes and volumes yet so feminine
and trailblazing. Striking floral-patterned woolen creations
inspired by late lamented British tv presenter Paula Yates'
energy, fun and Englishness (English Rose with a punky
edge as the designers introduced it) suggesting that the
watchword for next winter is 'stay warm and have fun'.

Huge Fair Isle designs, complex knitted geometrical
jacquards and floral appliqués, giant block dots as a
subtle reference to the work of Illinois-based visual
artist, designer and writer Chad Wys, are streamlined
through softer shapes and twinsets with flip frilled skirts
and lace cut-outs while huge, smartly exaggerated
accessories such as scarves, bobble hats and rib collars
(often in matching colors to the garments), furry arm 
warmers and high top black sneakers emphasize all looks.
Englishness, energy and having fun!

> all images © by Christopher Dadey via Fashionising <

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