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A place for texture, knit and my own knitwear. my website www.amberhards.co.uk. follow me on twitter @AmberHards Top Fashion Blogs
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Pop up shop @wheresyourmary
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marinahoermanseder:

// LOOK 8 / ILPOX by marina hoermanseder

www.marinahoermanseder.com
marinahoermanseder:

// LOOK 8 / ILPOX by marina hoermanseder

www.marinahoermanseder.com
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marinahoermanseder:

@spexmagazin #marinahoermanseder #mhaw14 #brain #leathercape #leather #outfitoftheday #stills #photooftheday
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Liz Ibbett
Hand-made, durable, industrial, beautiful, proud. The women of Yunnan province in China toil in the fields to feed their families and return home to painstakingly stitch their stories into their clothes, to be worn with pride and passed down through generations as symbols of rural aptitude and feminine strength. These women inspired me to create strong clothes that didn’t try to be pretty or sweet, they identify their resources and they drain them dry, whether for functionality or decoration every aspect is considered. These are clothes to live in: They will keep you warm and they will protect you. For their hand-made elements they will be treasured, for their warmth and comfort they will be loved and for their vibrancy they will be celebrated. 
Throughout my design process I tried to stay true to three elements, which were: the notion of slow fashion and the hand-made, recycling and resourceful use of materials and the communal nature of traditional textiles where skills are shared. I collaborated with Elite Bernet, a hand weaver who taught me how to weave over the summer and then wove two fabrics for the collection incorporating reflective yarn and natural fibres. The collaborative element is important as it counters the practice of outsourcing and faceless mass manufacturing and emphasises the importance of building a good creative relationship with another and exchanging skills and ideas to produce something original and beyond your initial expectations. 
The relationship between people and their habitat and how they express this through clothing, colour and print was an important starting point for the collection and I imagined a parallel utopian world, which merged what I saw in Yunnan with the demands and necessities in my own life. I wanted to bridge the gap between couture detailing and utility-wear; to eliminate the compromise we make when we dress to cycle or put a warm coat over a statement dress. Just like the women of Yunnan who wear their embroidery in the fields, the hand woven sleeves and sculpted neckline trace the landscape in which these women worked and demonstrate self-sufficiency and skill whilst celebrating beauty and colour. 



Liz Ibbett
Hand-made, durable, industrial, beautiful, proud. The women of Yunnan province in China toil in the fields to feed their families and return home to painstakingly stitch their stories into their clothes, to be worn with pride and passed down through generations as symbols of rural aptitude and feminine strength. These women inspired me to create strong clothes that didn’t try to be pretty or sweet, they identify their resources and they drain them dry, whether for functionality or decoration every aspect is considered. These are clothes to live in: They will keep you warm and they will protect you. For their hand-made elements they will be treasured, for their warmth and comfort they will be loved and for their vibrancy they will be celebrated. 
Throughout my design process I tried to stay true to three elements, which were: the notion of slow fashion and the hand-made, recycling and resourceful use of materials and the communal nature of traditional textiles where skills are shared. I collaborated with Elite Bernet, a hand weaver who taught me how to weave over the summer and then wove two fabrics for the collection incorporating reflective yarn and natural fibres. The collaborative element is important as it counters the practice of outsourcing and faceless mass manufacturing and emphasises the importance of building a good creative relationship with another and exchanging skills and ideas to produce something original and beyond your initial expectations. 
The relationship between people and their habitat and how they express this through clothing, colour and print was an important starting point for the collection and I imagined a parallel utopian world, which merged what I saw in Yunnan with the demands and necessities in my own life. I wanted to bridge the gap between couture detailing and utility-wear; to eliminate the compromise we make when we dress to cycle or put a warm coat over a statement dress. Just like the women of Yunnan who wear their embroidery in the fields, the hand woven sleeves and sculpted neckline trace the landscape in which these women worked and demonstrate self-sufficiency and skill whilst celebrating beauty and colour. 
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Amber Hards knitwear will be showing her s/s15 collection at the Where’s Your Mary? fashion event on 30th August. 

Interested in producing innovative and beautiful knitwear, Amber experiments with contrasting yarns and techniques that produce garments with texture, volume and movement. Amber likes to challenge the general perception of what knitwear is and can be.

Tickets (£3)are available here: http://www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/shows/detail/wheres_your_mary/
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Very excited about the launch of new fashion collective WHERE’S YOUR MARY? on 30th August…..follow on facebook www.facebook.com/wheresyourmary and twitter @wheresyourmary for more info!

I’ll be showing my s/s15 collection amongst some other incredible designers!
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rustybreak:

Stricher Gerard
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moxham:

A closer look at our white leather & metal TATLIN arm straps. Life’s too short to be boring -  (at www.moxhamstore.com)
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Rodarte aw14 great layering and proportions
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The row aw14
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Va va vooooom

fashionbymademoiselle:

Zac Posen Fall 2014 RTW
Fashion by Mademoiselle!
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wgsn:

Knitwear receives an update for #AW14 with textured forms at @AlexanderWangNY #NYFW #MBFW
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New delivery of yarns=excited knitwear designer #knitting
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ifitsnotforeveritsfortonight:

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