Thursday, April 19, 2012

isabel marant: deconstructing the knit

American Vogue, April 2012 included a spread on the latest IT girl, but more importantly, enveloping Abby Lee Kershaw's torso was a divine marant sweater, amusingly parodying the stranding or Fair Isle technique seen in the previous year's D & G winter prêt-à-porter, being reversed in patches surrounded by stockinette. 

Marant focused on knits and jersey for her initial collections, Twen, in the late 1980's evolving into the wildly successful Isabel Marant label in 1994.


From Marant's Spring/Summer 2012 collection there were numerous sweaters embodying deconstruction:





 detail & runway images from marant's S/S 2012 collection