Procession (2002-2006) - Catherine Gfeller

Inge Morath, Winter landscape by the Caspian sea, Iran, 1956 

tommy marr by yann faucher

Artworks and Sculptural FormFreddie Robins, Fourway, 1997. One of Robin’s earliest mutant sweaters, Fourway has four sleeves even spaced around the body. In all Robins’ knit works, the plausibility of the familiar knitwear construction at first takes in the viewer, who then begins to question the image portrayed. In the same series are Noway, a sweater with completely enclosed head, and Headcase, two sweaters umbilically joined together. Humour and fear of deformity merge in the work.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

Le Touquet Pour Azzedine Alaia - Linda Spierrings & Tatjana Patitz by Peter Lindbergh 1986

Radical KnitwearYohji Yamamoto, autumn/winter 1998–1999. In contrast to McQueen, the simplicity of hand-knitting and the basic construction of Yamamoto’s pieces conjured a romantic innocence and naïveté, as the models hugged the comforting knitting around themselves. The shapes of the coat and dress are simple rectangles, the edges left to curl. The accompanying advertising campaign showed the clothes in strange, magical settings in the forest in full moonlight. 

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black


  Motoi Yamamoto’s Crumbling Staircase made of salt.

Matvey Lykov by Lope Navo

Radical KnitwearHussein Chalayan, Scent of Tempest collection, autumn/winter 1997–1998. Chalayan’s somewhat provocative commentary on the contradiction between Islamic women’s dress and modern society was shown a year later in a collection featuring models dressed only in diminishing versions of the chador. This sweater with a slit mask was a forerunner, and created some controversy itself.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

Philip Johnson’s The Glass House, completed in 1949, Connecticut. The Barcelona lounge chairs, the daybed and the sofa table by Mies van der Rohe, the Diamond chairs outside by Harry Bertoia. Photo by Michael Hall./ High Low Vintage


Beyoncé on the cover of CR Fashion Book Issue #5 by Pierre Debusschere

Glenn Gould, 1955

Robert Smithson - Broken Circle, 1971

Fiasco #23 - Alexander Ferrario by Lea Colombo