Louise Goldin is London’s most admired knitwear designer! And as she demonstrated at her AW10 show this afternoon, there’s a good reason why.
The starting point for her collection may have been military wear, but as she explained to us backstage after her show, this soon transpired into something much more complicated. Although her initial inspiration was apparent – the navy and khaki palette, protective padding, oversized pockets and bullet holders – the look was not overtly utilitarian.
There may have been ultra wearable pieces – her crystal covered leggings and multi yarn sweater dresses are sure to be a hit - but the most exciting pieces were those inspired by the Japanese art of oragami. The beautifully complex shapes that we saw on the catwalk today, a feavourite being the peplum skirts, are the result of Goldin’s commitment to experimentation.
As she has proven over the last few seasons, she is not one to settle with what she knows. Working tirelessly, she has managed to create the previously unimaginable happen on a knitting machine.
Maybe that’s why her models looked like intergalactic warriors on the runway today! Louise Goldin is a visionary, taking knitwear where its never been before.