Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Alice Palmer AW11

Alice Palmer is well known for her structured innovative knitwear and this season was no different. Using ‘polyhedra knitting’ she creates amazing new shapes and really makes knitwear come alive. This collection was based on a colour scheme of black, white, bronze and a sparkling berry red. Cut out shapes and folding, layered details created extra texture and built the strong angular sillohuettes. The first piece was similar to a Mark Fasts big, round shouldered jackets from the previous day – with structured, ribbed knit and large curving, padded shoulders. Working with a variety of weight knitwear also helped to create extra texture ranging from chunky loose knit to fine jersey knit that we have seen many times before in her collections. Although the show has some amazing elements, some of the dresses seemed a little samey to previous collections and i felt that her collection had not moved on a huge amount from the previous season. However staying with the trends outfits featured included gorgeous trousers with open knees, and contrast colour knit peeking through, draped, slightly ‘grunge’ capes and some great cut away dresses and maxis.
Its great to see that Alice Palmer, who fashioncapital have always supported, can pull in such a crowd and wow them once again with her vision and flair for knitwear.
Jemima Daisy

Images by Stuart Cox 

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