GFW 2010: Knit, Good Women Knit!

GFW 2010: Knit, Good Women Knit!


This isn't some sort of a mysterious time lapse rewind thing.  I am not in fact still trapped in my plastic bubble at Earls Court.  I am however still laden with many MANY graduates still to harp on about.  I'm not about to cease all coverage just because the actual 'week' (or three days actually…) is over.  I've had a few teary emails from graduates, expressing their fears over the future, questioning everything from their degree choice to the way their work was presented with varying levels of content.  I can't offer any sound advice other than a virtual sympathetic nod.  I will however do my best to put the 'feelers' out there for the grads that I'm into and in any case, a collection's lifespan shouldn't be restricted to a few days of frantic online activity when so much work has gone into it all…

Now, onto kicky knitters or knitty kickers… I feel like this is the territory of knit-a-licious blog Knit Kicks but I think she was out of town when all the graduate shows were going on so I'll very politely take over her spot for this post…

The Nottingham Trent show was loooong but the fruits of the show really shone when it came to its knitwear, an esteemed course at the school.  Somehow I figured out how to take a half-decent camera shot so that close-ups of the technically advanced knits were possible.  Here's a piccy piccy round-up of the knitwear grads that caught my eye… or the snap of my camera….

Emma Philpot – I love the lines of ruching created in the skirt here with volume accentuated at the hips…




Phoebe Thirlwall – I loved her work from the Rankin shoot and from the show , she's still one of my favourite knitwear grads working subtle coloured ribbing into art nouveau-esque patterns…






Samantha Brooke – Spinal cord and antomical-inspired shapes…



Heewon Park – The delicate knits were really pushed to the brink here as some were ultra ultra translucent…





Jo Bee – I love the frayed edges of the lurex strapless dress…






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  1. KD

    2010-06-20 at 8:47 PM

    Emma Philpot is the most adorable name and that skirt of hers is awesome. Heewon Park’s knits are extremely intriguing and interesting. Super post!

  2. Fashion blah blah

    2010-06-20 at 9:00 PM

    this is a great and useful post. I’m a knitwear designer and think these clothes are absolutely amazing. Good job! Thanks

  3. Elisabetta Rofi

    2010-06-20 at 9:28 PM

    You’re absolutely the BEST, this post is awesome like many of these knitworks. These grads have nothing to fear, they’re so talented.

  4. Becca

    2010-06-20 at 10:27 PM

    These garments are absolutely stunning. I love that first knit skirt!

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    2010-06-20 at 10:36 PM

    Very nice post, great garnments and great shots!

  6. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-06-20 at 10:39 PM

    my goodness, i’m hooked. totally in love with the knitwear. amazing dresses. love design and the details. perfect colour combinations and shapes. very today

  7. KC

    2010-06-20 at 11:31 PM

    i’m not really a fan of knitwear. i kind of feel it’s old. but this collection is great. never knew that knit could have such intricate designs and shapes.

  8. Caitlin

    2010-06-20 at 11:36 PM

    Susie, I have become addicted to your blog after learning of stylebubble from a shout out on I love your writing style, witty humor, and risky, contemplative introspections on all things fashion. You are an inspiration!

  9. Melissa

    2010-06-20 at 11:55 PM

    that first skirt is gorgeous! I wish my knitting could come out to something like that instead of the pile of scarves that seems to get higher and higher every winter.

  10. Cristina Suspiria

    2010-06-21 at 12:05 AM

    really cool, looks so organic

  11. kelly frances

    2010-06-21 at 12:41 AM

    i cant wait to bring out my knits for the fall!!

  12. Jess

    2010-06-21 at 1:51 AM

    absolutely stunning ! Reminds me of Mark Fast a bit xo

  13. Alice

    2010-06-21 at 3:51 AM

    Those knits are so hefty and delicious looking. Great post! Thanks.

  14. Hananh

    2010-06-21 at 6:57 AM

    Absolutely stunning collections 🙂

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    2010-06-21 at 7:05 AM

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  16. catherine @ safe browsing

    2010-06-21 at 8:17 AM

    Although temp around me is quite high in my country but I am hooked with your knitted designs. Whole collection is simply amazing and brilliant, loved all.

  17. Eleonor@

    2010-06-21 at 10:16 AM

    wow!!!!! it’s amazing!
    i’m an italian knitwear designer and I have to say that this post os going to be very inspiring for me!! i’ve just started sketching the neext FW!

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    2010-06-21 at 1:08 PM

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  19. Clare

    2010-06-21 at 1:19 PM

    Gosh, I am actually on this course! So it is really fantastic to see the graduates get the recognition they deserve. I’ve seen a lot of these pieces up close, and the amount of work that goes into each one is incredible.
    It makes me so excited about my future.
    Clare x

  20. The Boy from Newcastle

    2010-06-21 at 3:43 PM

    The knitted skirt is the best piece in all the photos. LOVE!!!

  21. Aimee Hirst

    2010-06-21 at 8:21 PM

    AMAZING I’m on this course (1st year) and we had to dress these clothes for NTU’s own fashion and it’s so surreal (and brilliant) seeing them on your blog. I hope you will like our graduate collection as much as you like this ones!!!

  22. Olive

    2010-06-22 at 4:54 AM

    OMG!Uber Cool!!

  23. masha

    2010-06-22 at 11:54 PM
  24. Kris

    2010-06-25 at 11:08 AM

    Exquisite collection, love the knitted pieces!

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    2011-07-11 at 1:13 PM

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