Hannah Buswell by Kristina Vasiljeva.
RCA knitwear design is out of this world. Naturally I was particularly keen on the really bright bold oversized collections, but there were plenty of more tightly tailored and subtle garments too. Here’s who to look out for:
Hannah Buswell created a slouchy striped collection in hot pinks, oranges and yellows with the occasional slash of lime green or blue. Print (a collaboration with textiles designer Amy Ellis) was mixed with knitwear in variegated block shapes, then embellished with large Swarovski crystals, all styled to perfection with knee high sheer striped socks. Find Hannah Buswell on her website, blog and twitter feed.
Ruth Green was another fan of the popular boxy shoulder shape, and also of a hot orange and red colour palette in rectangular forms. Cowl necks and asymmetrical shapes completed the look. Take a look at Ruth Green’s website here.
Maria Kamper chose an elegant approach, with close fitting dresses in subtle creams and black accompanied by draped trains.
As did Victoria Hill, who draped excess fabrics off the shoulder and bosom of belted full length dresses in fine gauge knit to create a very commercial and highly wearable collection. There’s not much on it but you can find her website here.
Kate Pritchard pursued draping in a more bunched up fashion in a steely coloured collection with more than a slight nod to grunge.
Helen Turner by Sam Parr.
I adored Helen Turner‘s clever collection which used bunched layers of yarn threaded through the garments to create a unique silhouette in shades of caramel, searing orange and petrol blue.
Unfortunately I can’t identify who are responsible for this lovely oversize bobbly aran knit and shaggy mohair cardigan, but loved these also. NEWSFLASH! Thankyou Hannah for telling me that the first two images feature Victoria Hill for Esprit, and the last two are Amelie Marciasini for Esprit.
Amelie Marciasini, Amy Ellis, Block, Brights, Esprit, Hannah Buswell, Helen Turner, Kate Pritchard, knitwear, Maria Kamper, Mohair, Orange, rca, Royal College of Art, Ruth Green, Sam Parr, Swarovski, Victoria Hill, Womenswear
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