It seems Kingston University has a knack for churning out 'tribute' sweaters.  Last year, it was Grace Melville's David Attenborough knitted sweater that caught my eye.  This year, David Stoneman-Merret was inspired by his late nan (Brit-speak for grandmother…) and knitted her out onto a jumper for his collection.  He enlarged a family photo of his nan wearing a Christmas party hat and created a pixelated knitted tribute to her.  ‚ÄúNan would find the idea of being the face of my collection hilarious,‚Äù David said. ‚ÄúShe would have loved the attention ‚Äì she‚Äôd be telling
everyone ‘That’s me on that top!’.”

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Other nan-references include a digitalised photo of wallpaper and cushions for other jumpers in the collection…

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Another unfamiliar face popped up onto another graduate's collection, this time it's Thomasin Gaultier-Ollerenshaw from  Birmingham.  It made zero sense to me, and then the jumper flipped over and there was a random reference to that age old favourite…Dreamphone!  Actually, I only know of it and never played it myself seeing as our family were Monopoly die-hard fans.  I only ever saw the ads for the game which never made it any more appealing anyway… in other words, I STILL don't really get the reference… oh wells… cute kid on a baggy knitted jumper with a furry front and back tail… yesssssh….

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Comments (25)

  1. Sophy says:

    Great post!!! Love it.
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  2. Tobi says:

    I always love a good mix of fashion and humor! The sequins looks great !
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  3. kirsty says:

    i love the fun of graduate fashion week! these are brilliant. i remember dreamphone!

  4. Valentine says:

    This is so cool!!! Old/New
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  5. If I can’t have a sweater with my grandma on it, I want one with his. =)

  6. L says:

    Have to love clothing with a bit of humour!
    L x
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  7. precilla says:

    very inspirational! I’m impressed with his work.
    How have you been? Hope that June will be a very inspiring month for you.
    Wish you the best!
    Love, precilla

  8. tezgah says:

    It is very cool.

  9. Erika says:

    Scott was the cutest guy in Dreamphone, you always wanted a call from him! It’s so funny that it’s so universal

  10. This is AMAZING! I love the random humorous sweaters. But there’s something definitely creative and fashionable about these too, I think!
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  11. Isabel says:

    OH MY GOD I NEED THAT SWEATER.

  12. Nina says:

    I love his hair. And I love the combination of whimsy and craftsmanship.
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  13. Steven Collins says:

    Amazing. At last some male clothing that has some humour in it. I love the Scott from dreamphone jumper, I remember my sisters had the game and absolutely loved the guy. Brilliant – more of this please!!

  14. KD says:

    New take on the granny sweater – I dig it!

  15. masha says:

    wow! he did a great and amazing work!!
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  16. Kate says:

    Love the idea of a gran sweater XD…and slightly embarrassing as it is to say it out loud, the man is a cutie. >_>

  17. safa says:

    Not my style but im sure it is very nice

  18. what a nice top, love this blog.

  19. rug repair says:

    Scott from dreamphone looks like beavis and butthead

  20. Dv Series says:

    It seems Kingston University has a knack for churning out tribute sweaters last year it was Grace Melville’s David Attenborough knitted sweater that caught my eye

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