The inspiration behind Karoline’s collection comes from her fascination with the sea, in particular corals. She wanted to study the free-flowing shapes, textures and vibrant colours and capture the qualities in a variety of methods and mediums. The technical aspect of re-creating these forms through a knitted medium found numerous challenges. From primary research Karoline transformed ordinary materials into complex and unexpected knitted pieces by combining yarns such as elastic and cotto...
Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, 1903–1993). Evening Dress(detail), 1987, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn white silk organza, hand–stitched and –applied pleats of white silk jersey, hand–stitched bindings at neck and arms. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute