Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Knitting By Young Designer

A catchy title for a column about introducing young designers. Talked up the knitwear duo Leutton Postle aka Jenny Postle and Sam Leutton, who caught attention ever since Jenny Postle's Central Saint Martins graduate MA collection in 2011.

During the summer, whilst the duo were working on their S/S 13 collection, which they showed as part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout in September's London Fashion Week. It was a hive of knit trick activity. Leutton and Postle are constantly experimenting with a combination of hand and machine knit techniques, incorporating different yarns together as well as materials. A lot of these experimental samples didn't make it into the final collection. It's hardly a wasted effort though. What didn't work this time round is kept in Leutton and Postle's big basket of sample squares and could potentially be bought out for future collections. The sketches shown here were also initial ideas for S/S 13 that were then scrapped. They look like fertile ideas to pursue later down the line. Leutton Postle are evidently in the fortunate position of having excessive creative output, which they can then edit down when it comes to the final collection. They even had time to knit a wonderful baby blanket.

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