London trained designer Louise Goldin is a permanent fixture on the New York Fashion Week scene after moving in 2011. This season, her second in New York was Kayne free (yay) and left Louise to bask in her own glory. Louise is a knitwear god and the winter season is all about the knitwear for me. It’s easily my favourite part of winter.
The Louise Goldin collection mixed knits with leather and featured some strong prints. Here collection was inspired by fighting warriors. Trapunto quilting is used in the must have cropped sweaters and jackets giving it an amour feel. Victorian collars were blending with the knits in unique ways.
‘I wanted them to be handsome women,’ Goldin said backstage. ‘I love this sort of masculine but charming woman, that was both elegant yet cool.’ (source)
A Shaded View on Fashion has some great photos where you can see the details of Louise’s knitwear. You can also see the full Louise Goldin Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 fashion show here.
I learned from Cathy Horn that Louise produces her collection in China which doesn’t surprise me considering her knitwear heavy collection. Not everyone is Chanel with deep enough pockets to buy their local suppliers.
images: vogue.co.uk, style.com