In front of a sweater i always had the impulse to discover if it was possible to cut it as a normal fabric and rework it. I did. I've bought a long sweater (actually 2, i needed 1 and 1/2 sweater to finish my project) and i've cut it with no mercy.
The inspiration was all the scuptural knitwear i've seen recently and the work of Simone Shailes,the cape she designed for Topshop in 2008.When i saw it was love at first sight,this diy is a tutorial to make a sweater that remembers that one.
I've taken the cardigan and i've start cutting it, i choosen to make a short outerwear sweater with 3/4 sleeves. I've cut the the remaining pieces into strips and i've secured the ends with the zig zag stitch. I've start sewing the loops over the sweater. The best thing about this sweater is the effect it does when you move. The loops follow the movement,it would be perfect for dance.
I'll try to make some pics jumping and moving to let you see the effect.
The experiment i wanted to try is rework a cardigan,the fun was to see something beyond what i was looking at the moment, was to see a different potential in a normal cardigan; if you want to try this you can make the loops knitting them and then sewing them onto a sweater. The back of the cardigan is completely flat. The fierceness of the sweater is into the shoulders that are really in the spotlight.What the sweater became in the end is a wool armor.
In these pics even the bugnato clutch make its appereance.
This bag i've designed is inspired by studs and origami fashion. The idea was to take the softness of fabric and trasform it in the rigidity of geometry. The result is an aggressive bag that looks like a weapon, like a rectangular morning star.