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The New Stripe

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 ‘The New Stripe’ is a project which explores new methods of creating the stripe in knitwear, playing with clothing, the body and environment. Manipulating our preconceived restrictions of what a body should look like to be beautiful, this project allows us to dress up and camouflage from the harsh criticism of the outer world with new comfort. As knitwear is the most mouldable garment form, it allows many forms of manipulation on the body, sculpting and contouring, playing with forms to give the body new meaning in relation to the stripe in womenswear. It strongly refers to principles of Dazzle Camouflage and its power to hide or expose as graphic camouflage of a body in its environment.

 

 

Through use of techniques and their construction, knitwear explores methods to enhance how we wear clothing on the body. The project shows a new array of skills acquired in knitwear through the use of machinery such as Power-knit Shima and Stoll machines as well as Dubied, Domestic machines and handknit techniques. The concept’s main focus was to create new exciting textures in knits that represent the stripe in abstract forms, adding to the new body shapes I explored. The collection redefines the stripe in knitwear’s current industry.

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→ MA Fashion Knitwear Design, Nottingham Trent University 2017

  As part of MASTERED.

→ Collage Katy Grieve

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→ Buddha Jumper - Knitted on Shima Seiki knitting machine using CAD software 

Design and manufacture by Katy Grieve

Photography by Callum Baigrie

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→ Optical corset & Trouser - Knitted on Dubied machine 10GG

Design and manufacture by Katy Grieve

Photography by Callum Baigrie

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→ Ruffled Pullover - Crochet by hand

Design and manufacture by Katy Grieve

Photography by Callum Baigrie

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→ Zigzag Dress - Knitted on Dubied machine 10GG

Design and manufacture by Katy Grieve

Photography by Callum Baigrie

→ Concept and Fabric development - The Organic Stripe

Design and manufacture on Shima Seiki / Stoll / Dubied / Domestic knitting machines

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→ Concept and Fabric development - The Inverted Stripe

Design and manufacture on Shima Seiki / Stoll / Dubied / Domestic knitting machines

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→ Concept and Fabric development - The Optical Stripe

Design and manufacture on Shima Seiki / Stoll / Dubied / Domestic knitting machines

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→ Silhouette, drape and moulage inspiration

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