Knit Witting

Knit Witting

Going onboard what felt like a party bus from Shoreditch to London Fashion Week helmed by PR legend Mandi Lennard, was exactly the Welcome Back to London jolt that I needed.  Our destination?  First up, BFC's Rock Vault where the best of London's directional fine jewellery designer was showcased. Then on to Sister by Sibling's first proper presentation in the Portico Rooms.  Sister by Sibling is into its second season and the autumn winter season definitely gave the knitwear label a far more surer footing.  This trio of Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery weren't afraid to remix previous motifs from their menswear offering and kapowow us with loud-as-you-can-shout colour combinations.  

Katie Grand's more-is-more styling helped to amplify what Sibling is all about which is the idea of maintaining classic knitwear shapes but applying the most unlikely patterns to them.  A twin set, nay a tri-set of cardigan, crewneck and vest in highlighter orange leopard print and electric pink and blue Fair Isle would please both the zany granny and the out there club kid as well as a lot of people in between who might take one piece or two.  A knitted faux fur fox stole is another witty knit touch that makes Sibling all the more lovable.  What really hit the spot for me were the sequinned knit jumper and skirts as well as the pom pom adorned skull face, another way of subverting this oft-used badge of rebellion.  Lurex, angora and mohair knits in a similar palette are the more simple foundations of this collection but I think they really need to have the leopard jostling alongside them in order to be a true Sister by Sibling soldier, which is exactly who I wanted to be after seeing the presentation.  



















A collaboration with Underground, who have done a few shoe collabs this season, means that we get to wear Sibling's Fair Isle knit on pointy creepers as well as an orange leopard print chelsea boots, both likely to go into production.  




A less likely collaboration sees Sibling giving Barbie six of their key looks from the collection and frankly, she's never looked cooler.  




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  1. Raphaëlle Lavielle

    2012-02-22 at 6:43 PM
  2. Tinacious.Me

    2012-02-22 at 6:45 PM
  3. Jane Alisa

    2012-02-22 at 7:01 PM

    BEYOND AMAZING. Such a perfection collection. I want it all xoxo

  4. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    2012-02-22 at 7:16 PM

    Perfect knitwear! Loved the animal print!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    @cristianpavezd on Twitter.

  5. Siberry

    2012-02-22 at 8:17 PM

    I love it when you post about knitwear. Your blog makes living in Tasmania far less remote – thank you!

  6. vicky

    2012-02-22 at 8:20 PM

    I want the Barbies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Simi Garcha

    2012-02-22 at 8:47 PM

    Unusual looking collection but great use of colour and texture definitely looks striking!

  8. Lydia

    2012-02-22 at 9:17 PM

    This is so perfect. I love it. Such an amazing collection.

  9. Dasha Gold

    2012-02-22 at 9:36 PM

    Wow, what a crazy fashion show! Love the knits
    Dasha Gold

  10. Nathan Moy

    2012-02-22 at 10:25 PM

    great collection, love the faux fur. interesting twist from sibling’s last season collection wouldn’t u say?
    great seeing you all around london fashion week! even at several shows like CSM MA show and mcqueen, even once with tommy ton lol… your outfits looked great as always.
    email me if u want those photos and permission to put them on my blog lol x

  11. Loz

    2012-02-22 at 10:56 PM

    How embarrassing you can see me in one of those shots :/

  12. babylovesfashion

    2012-02-23 at 12:07 AM
  13. asa

    2012-02-23 at 12:36 AM

    fair isle and leopard print. geniuzzzz

  14. lucia

    2012-02-23 at 8:19 AM
  15. jenny (penniless zen)

    2012-02-23 at 8:57 AM

    um I’m freaking out over these


    2012-02-23 at 5:46 PM

    Its seems to be tigers leather….
    Looks great!!!

  17. Serdane

    2012-02-23 at 7:46 PM

    Original ! I love the details here !!

  18. Dressed Well

    2012-02-23 at 8:26 PM

    Loving the knitwear!!

  19. hollister outlet

    2012-02-24 at 10:33 AM

    perfect! I love it when you post about knitwear. Your blog makes living in Tasmania far less remote – thank you! I will continue noticing your blog!

  20. Bug

    2012-02-25 at 6:09 PM

    Brilliant! So fun and I especially love the puppy dog take on a fox stole!
    Bug @ Bugwear

  21. fashionway

    2012-05-23 at 4:36 AM

    I just love this style!

  22. Marilyn

    2017-12-02 at 6:51 AM

    Pretty nice! with HD image, it would look even better.

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