Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear by Juliana Sissons

By Juliana Sissons

Fundamentals model layout: type Knitwear is an creation to using artistic knitwear in style layout. because of fresh advancements in expertise, knitwear is a revived undefined. This publication is a realistic consultant to its use within the production of unique and experimental results. totally supported via modern examples and easy-to-follow diagrams, it introduces the most important fabrics, gear, and procedures concerned. It additionally discusses knitwear as an and provides worthy profession info, with additional perception supplied by way of interviews with overseas designers.

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10 13 14 13 15 Yarns and fibres > Construction of knit > Developments in design and technology 34 / 35 Approach to knit Developments in design and technology 1 2 Issey Miyake was the inspiration for this CAD knit development by Amy Dyer. Some of the latest knitwear and yarn technology is displayed at Pitti Filati. This trade fair is the main international event for the knitting yarn industry. Knitting machines have come a long way since William Lee’s knitting frame in 1589. Today’s streamlined systems and knitted fabrics have advanced in design and quality as a result of evolving technologies in computers and yarn manufacture.

Look at vintage pieces for inspiration. Properties of stripe Variation of scale, repeat, engineered designs, diagonals, flashes of colour, trimmings and multiples. Look at shirting fabrics, herringbones. Take inspiration from urban environments. 40 / 41 Project aims Learning outcomes and work required To familiarise students with knitting machines. To encourage use of experimentation using a broad range of media and techniques. To produce an imaginative and exciting range of design ideas. To develop processes and issues associated with design development.

A narrative theme forms the basis of many collections; a theme that will convey a mood and tell a story. The designer will often use a subject of personal interest, one that can stimulate ideas and help to give a visual impact to a final collection. Creative development A concept or theme helps to hold the work together, giving it continuity and coherence. A good example of a strong narrative theme is Alexander McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 2001 ‘What a Merry-Go-Round’ collection. The show opened in darkness, which emphasised the circular lighting from a full-size merry-go-round.

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