Blast from the Not-so-distant Past: Rykiel's Pretty Knits
A while ago I came across a great knitwear fashion blog called knit kicks (more about Jen Jarvis, the super-talented girl behind it in a follow-up post). If you're not familiar with what's going on in the knitwear world, you've got to get in the loop, it'll shock you. In a good way. Forget everything you previously thought about knitwear and set your mind on 'open.' You can see a bit in my previous post about Hong Kong but there's so much more - knitwear is in many ways becoming an art form with all of the experimentation happening, with truly sensational results. It doesn't feel farfetched to say that our young knitwear designers will become fashion's next trailblazers (if they aren't already).
On a more sedate note, and back to knit kicks, today on the blog I saw a post about a Sonia Rykiel advert (she, 'The Queen of Knits') where the model is wearing the most sweetly gorgeous white knit dress with a big bow around the waist. Jen wasn't sure what season it was from having stumbled upon the image on Flickr, and my line of thinking was 'where there's one killer dress, more will follow'. So I took a look and found it in her spring 2007 RTW collection. And yes, it had sisters. (Somehow, I remember the satin shifts in pastels from the collection but not the knits, maybe I never saw them. Who cares, we're here now.)