June 3rd, 2014
Every year, senior students from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) design knitwear pieces for their thesis project. As a proud sponsor of the knitwear class, Lion Brand is thrilled to be associated with this iconic school; a school that’s respected and well-loved within the fashion industry.
Each Spring semester, students work with Lion Brand yarns to create beautiful, high-fashion inspired garments, with many of the final works being featured in the school’s annual Future of Fashion fashion show in May. This past fashion show featured a stunning array of pieces, and I’m happy to share with you some of the most amazing designs that graced the runway, along with some “process” shots of their creation. I’ll be highlighting several other amazing pieces in upcoming blog posts, so be sure to keep an eye out!
|Designer and student Ou Ma hand-dyed skeins of LB Collection Silk Mohair||Ou Ma was inspired by the Cobweb Lace course she took at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio and used some of the technique she learned for the dress.
||Ou Ma’s Handpainted Dress on the runway|
|Sakshi Awal places pennies in the LB Collection Angora Merino knit material and ties them tightly with thread.||A larger cluster of the tied coins in the knit fabric, which will be washed to create an embossed fabric.
||Sakshi’s final dress without the coins on the runway.|
And here are some other beautiful, creative designs:
|Student and designer Jeong Ah (Jay) Woo’s dress knit with Romance and LB Collection Silk Mohair||Student and designer Jeanette Yu’s LB Collection Silk Mohair dress featured on the runway.
||Student and designer Dongeun Kwon’s dress on the runway with LB Collection Silk Mohair (Midnight) and Superwash Merino Cashmere (Ebony)|