For her graduate collection, Swedish School of Textiles designer Emelie Johansson whipped up a fun collection which sprouted from her collage-filled sketchbook. Each of her whimsical garment was meticulously knitted, pleated and draped by hand.
From Emelie’s words:
“Structure is everything has revolved around trying to find a method of building volumes with the material in focus. A three-dimensional material has been developed through manipulating fabrics, creating textures and structures. Structures are created through knitting, pleating, draping and sculpturing fabric. Rather slow and intricate techniques, involving a great deal of handicraft, have been used in order to create unique garments. The collection borders between material and form, between technique and shape, just as the transition from sketch into ready garment. The composition of the collection has been put together much as when making a collage, where every part is important both on its own and as part of the composition. The result is a colorful and expressive collection of garments, ranging from one-off crafted pieces to the more commercially reproducible.”
Runway Photography: Clemens Thornquist