July 3rd, 2013
Every year, the Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) graduating seniors attaining a bachelor of arts in fashion design collaborate to present handmade collections for a professional runway show in New York City. Lion Brand has provided yarn for the knitwear design students over the years and is always proud to be part of such an inspiring and creative event. Lion Brand has been a long time supporter of FIT, and in 2009, a seminar room specifically designated for knitting, crocheting and jewelry making was dedicated to the late Isidor Blumenthal, Lion Brand’s 3rd generation President and CEO.
This year, I was able to attend FIT’s “The Future of Fashion: 2013 Graduates Collection“, and I was amazed by the designs that came down the runway made by students who will someday be fashion designers. It was so interesting to see how yarn used to make everyday garments and accessories can create high-fashion and out-of-the box designs. The specializations in the show included sportswear, special occasion, knitwear, intimate apparel, and children’s wear. Below, you’ll find some images from the seniors who worked on the knitwear collection.
Have you seen any interesting knitwear in fashion lately? Share with us in the comments!
- Watch the full FIT “The Future of Fashion 2013″ show here
- Our 2012 Fashion Show: Emerging Designers from Around the World
- Watch Our Mini-Fashion Show on The Martha Stewart Show