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.
â€˜I wanted them to be handsome women,’ Goldin said backstage. â€˜I love this sort of masculine but charming woman, that was both elegant yet cool.’ (source)
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.
Louise Goldin’s fall 2010 collection brought me back into the fold. I wasn’t all that interested in what she did for Spring. However fall was dark, hard and futuristic. Pictures don’t tell the whole story so I’ve provided you with the video.
Louise Goldin Unravelled is a great video series that covered Louis Goldin’s Fall Winter 2009 – 2010 collection. It goes from conception to show and it’s fascinating.
Working backwards from Louise Goldin’s show at London Fashion Week in February 2009, Unravelled reveals every facet in the development of her Autumn/Winter 2009 collection, deconstructing her creative process through ten weekly episodes. Recording months of work and featuring extensive in-depth interviews and intimate footage from her studio and factories in Milan – much shot by Goldin herself – Unravelled pulls Louise Goldin’s experimental and innovative work apart at its seams, offering unique access inside the creativity one of fashion’s most exciting new talents.