Knit Couture

Knit Couture

20 Hand-knit Designs From Runway to Reality

Book - 2008
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Gail Downey (half of the popular London label Weardowney) and Henry Conway present the philosophy and innovative designs that make up this vintage-inspired, fashion-forward design label. "Vogue "has said about their designs that they are like "old friends already" and "Knit Couture "offers twenty patterns based on their acclaimed designs plus an in-depth view of the world of fashion knitwear. One of Weardowney's goals is to teach and inspire by offering modern-day knitters a window into the wider world of knitting---including the history of hand-knitting, the evolution of the medium, and an exploration of the craft within fashion and popular culture today. In addition, twenty designs, which remain true to the design philosohpy of Weardowney, are featured in full-color photography with easy-to-follow instructions. From smart tunic dresses and tops to elegant cardigans and vintage-inspired skirts and sweaters, the designs are stylish, modern, and awe-inspiring and can be adapted to make them truly one of a kind, just like couture. Boasting a comprehensive history, photography from past and present, stunning illustrations, and twenty exclusive designs, this is an imaginative and informative book that surely will inspire contemporary knitters and fashion lovers alike.
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780312375805
0312375808
Branch Call Number: 746.92 DOW
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Conway, Henry

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Supersonicnoise Dec 27, 2014

There were a few interesting patterns. The evolution of knit fashion was an excellent read. A lot of style in the elements, the 'fashion sketch' illustrations beside the finished project. The photography was dim and often didn't highlight the garment. It was good photography, but it was sometimes difficult to get a good look at the clothing.

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