Decay brings mutation
On a microscopic level decay does not mean death, conversely it brings rebirth when surrounding elements interact with each other in new ways, influenced by different forces. This change brings a fresh new look. The so-called ‘perfect’ becomes dull, and the decaying matter once referred to, as imperfect will represent the best of perfection. We focus on the process of decay to display the changing appearance at each elemental stage and how this blends and relates to its surroundings.
Wool above all, fine merino to chunky roving wools, light but bulky or fine boucle’s, felted wools and nylons, thick wools mixed with finer counts, fleece with long hair mohair, feather yarns. Furry nep yarns and hairy yarns having a blister-like form or moss texture with a modern focus. A mixture and crossing of hairy, smooth, drape tape yarns.
In contradiction, metallic, matt & shine iridescent viscose and silks; satins silks yarns, velvety and matt chenille; wool and silk, mercerised fibres and iridescent yarns for a coloured mother of pearl aspect, Tencel.
Knits and stitches:
Super bulky and super chunky knitwear, sculptural ribs & cables, ripple stitch; oversized proportions in padded wools. Multi construction knits.
Jacquards, collapsed weave techniques, felting, irregular surfaces and soft handles; crushed surfaces creating decaying beauty, satins using stretchy input, high shine aspects and beadings. Smocking in knits, lace work, hairpin lace techniques, mesh stitches, patches of colours, strands, layers of multi-gauge yarns, combination of knit and fabric layers. Tucking, laying-in, e-wrapping textures with jacquards patterns, reversibility; layers of different yarns cut through to reveal all layers. Burnt edged, fringes.