Westminster BA Fashion 2013 collection by Philli Wood
The illusion of giant cable knits was created by prints on sportswear fabric in Westminster student Philli Wood's BA fashion collection.
Wood chose to print black knitwear patterns onto pink and orange performance nylons instead of knitting the pieces. "I liked the idea of something looking like knit from afar but in fact being something completely different," he told Dezeen.
Three dimensional cables on a round jacket and a separate chunky scarf appeared to be inflated. The wool patterns were also printed onto silk dresses and tights in the same colours.
Parkas of various lengths with wide-brimmed hoods were lined with orange nylon to reference the traditional anoraks.
Drawstrings used to manipulate the outline of the garments were made from thick rubber and had oversized metal toggles. "For the silhouettes I began looking at traditional parkas and then exaggerated the traditional shape into something more modern and exciting," said Wood.
Wood's collection featured in the University of Westminster BA Fashion 2013 show, which took place last week.
Oversized knitwear also featured in Sibling's Autumn Winter 2013 The Natural Blond womenswear and Please Kill Me menswear collections. Other graduate work from this year includes a shape-shifting ballet school and towering seaside structures for wild birds.
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