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‘Chunky Knits’ by Anna Mo Incorporate Enormous Stitches to Comfortably Engulf the Body (9 pics)

Anna Mo ‘s chunky knits are not shy about their pattern, the soft form of her objects forcing the wearer to observe the pieces in all of their magnified glory. To knit these mammoth material works the Ukraine-based Mo not only uses extremely thick sections of wool, but also XXL needles to produce her three-inch-thick stitches. In addition to her wearable works, Mo also sells the yarn that she uses to produce the pieces (100% Australian merino wool) as well as oversized knitting needles so you can produce your own chunky sweaters and blankets.)

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‘Chunky Knits’ by Anna Mo Incorporate Enormous Stitches to Comfortably Engulf the Body (9 pics)

Anatomical Specimens Made from Hand-Dyed Wool and Silk by Lana Crooks (6 pics)

Wisdom / 11″h x 11″w x 5″d / Hand-dyed wool in Wall-Hanging Shadow Box Autumn Hawk / 8″h x 5″w x 5″d / Hand-dyed Wool housed in a Glass Dome Still This Heart / 4″h x 4″w x 4″d / Hand-dyed wool under Glass Dome Study In Monochrome / 9″h x 5″w x 5″d / Hand-dyed Silk and Wool under Glass Dome Textile artist Lana Crooks constructs extremely realistic small anatomical specimens from hand-dyed silk and wool. Fascinated by “the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious” Crooks has received numerous accolades for her plush toy designs and is a member of the OhNo!Doom Collective here in Chicago. You can follow her work on Facebook or Instagram and see it in person next month at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco.)

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Anatomical Specimens Made from Hand-Dyed Wool and Silk by Lana Crooks (6 pics)

#LFW Sadie Williams Fall Winter 2016 collection – Design Scene – Fashion, Photography, Style & Design (15 pics)

Sadie Williams took the  London Fashion Week  to present her Fall Winter 16 womenswear collection. The designer is mixing odd combinations of juxtaposing influences together to create modern and playful work. FALL WINTER 2016 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTIONS Sadie takes a trip for Aw16 creating a sparkling & fantastical collection drawn from her specific personal outlook and style. Old School ski-wear emblazoned with bold chevrons & swooping curves was a major source of inspiration, whilst she also looked to her parents photographs of the young couple on a skiing holiday. Sadie continues to master her strengths in creating innovative and modern textiles, capitalising on her unique heat-pressing techniques of heat-transfer printing, foiling and embossing. Multi textured garments dominate in a wintery landscape of frosty lurex & metallic multi wool kilts are patched together and finished with a slick silver foil hem. Padded protective ski-knitwear has been translated into graphic prints and embossed into lurex. For the presentation Marland Bakus created gloopy silicone elements added to the accessories along with raw concrete & silicone pieces, using hiking ropes and other various industrial & domestic elements. – from Sadie Williams See more of the collection after the jump:

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#LFW Sadie Williams Fall Winter 2016 collection – Design Scene – Fashion, Photography, Style & Design (15 pics)

#MFW Alberta Ferretti Fall Winter 2016 Collection – Design Scene – Fashion, Photography, Style & Design (59 pics)

Alberta Ferretti   presented her Fall Winter 2016 womenswear collection during the  Milano Fashion Week .  The collection features light, delicate, and enriched dresses with a sense of romance that is never out of place. Ferretti’s women has classic femininity without the formality of convention. FALL WINTER 2016 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTIONS Alberta Ferretti creates a world filtered by dreams, fantasies, and aspirations. This utopia pairs with the Alberta Ferretti woman: she is confident, believes in herself and in her abilities, is determined, strong and feminine. Her eccentricity represents liberty, she lives by her own rules and defines her life, personality and style. “I decided to design a very free and feminine silhouette, to define and enhance the Ferretti woman. I believe these pieces add a little magic to our everyday life. For this reason, I went back to working with bias cuts and lightweight materials to emphasize a style that envelops the figure” says Alberta Ferretti. Satin jumpsuits with contrast piping exude a sense of ease and nonchalance. Skirts and coats in tweed boucle are adorned with fur accents. Simple bustier dresses made from cotton and sometimes wool, are finished with tridimensional embroideries. The played down formality of the menswear-inspired jackets are feminized with contrasting velvet under collars.  Lengths are varied and range from mini, midi, and maxi, creating a linear, confident silhouette. Shoes include stiletto heels and relaxed flats, with velvet mules, and ankle boots, occasionally embellished with embroidery. – from Alberta Ferretti See more after the jump:

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#MFW Alberta Ferretti Fall Winter 2016 Collection – Design Scene – Fashion, Photography, Style & Design (59 pics)

#LFW Tata Naka Fall Winter 2016 collection – Design Scene – Fashion, Photography, Style & Design (41 pics)

Tata Naka  took the  London Fashion Week  to present their Fall Winter 16 womenswear collection. The collection is a celebration of the last days of the disco and the golden financial era that saw its demise. FALL WINTER 2016 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTIONS In keeping with Tata Naka’s inkling for the unconventional, the AW16 collection channels different sources of inspiration with highly inventive results. A focus on the expiry of free-spirited decadence specifically examines one crucial era – the ‘last days the disco’, signalled by the Reaganomic 1980s. The heady days of Studio 54 saw an abrupt end in 1979, and Tata Naka embodies this cultural termination with ease. Whilst such a problematic part of history may seem difficult to convey, the AW16 collection successfully communicates the theme by placing hand-painted images of iconic disco queens (Donna Summers, Diana Ross and Grace Jones to name but three) onto old Wall Street Journal backgrounds. This juxtaposition of imagery sits alongside additional uniform pieces of the 80s – chiefly Yuppieinspired power suits and tailoring. These motifs are also utilised within fully beaded dresses and beaded applique pieces alongside UFO spaceship prints; the extra-terrestrial was a common theme of the era in popular culture, and as such, adds another historical element. Further highlights include woven jacquards and conservative wools in choice shades of grey, navy, olive, rust and monochrome. The contrasting bright colours used throughout the collection are produced in luxury printed silks. – from Tata Naka See more after the jump:

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#LFW Tata Naka Fall Winter 2016 collection – Design Scene – Fashion, Photography, Style & Design (41 pics)

#LFW Pringle of Scotland Fall Winter 2016 collection – Design Scene – Fashion, Photography, Style & Design (22 pics)

Pringle of Scotland ’s new womenswear design director, Fran Stringer , presented his Fall Winter 2016 womenswear collection during the  London Fashion Week . FALL WINTER 2016 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTIONS ‘I wanted to find a way of celebrating the brand’s history and embracing its heritage, that was relevant to the way women want to dress today, so there is a sense of ease to the way the collection is worn. For me it was really important to capture something of its spirit; the Scottish birthplace and the sense of it coming from a place where nature is dominant, so the colour palette is inspired by natural wool colours and highland hues. –   Fran Stringer Read more after the jump:

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#LFW Pringle of Scotland Fall Winter 2016 collection – Design Scene – Fashion, Photography, Style & Design (22 pics)