Three finished outfits in my experiments tested an array of aspects connected to the methods to prove, through practical applications, experimentation and multiple results the strength of methodological framework, technique, concept/idea and possible applications. For the first experiments, I used red and black polyester and white cotton with the possibility to apply digital print on it. The knitted and coated material shows a lot of potential and the future applications may include more developed interaction between the body and material, exploration of other materials that act in a similar manner as the knit, for example, pleating. If experimenting further, next steps would be combining different printing techniques with the knit (and other materials). Issey Miyake is an important reference for my work - if I could do a contemporary take on his work and to build on his findings how would that materialize?
Creating a fashion to mirror our own image, celebrating is the fiber that can create our splitting image; a versatile fiber that can translate all of these ideas and more, ranging from silk-like furry yarns to entangled textured will be used as the fantasy yarn of choice to give volume and bring fun to the knit.
Fashion and design are experiencing a revival of highly creative textiles and knits. The idea of doing yourself yourself (.) is an innovative look at craft as never seen before. Mohair South Africa is happy to present this trend and color forecast at SPINEXPO in New York (July 18-20) and Shanghai (September 6-8) 2011.