John & Jenn Spring Summer 2013

John & Jenn Collection Spring 2013
John & Jenn Collection Spring 2013

John & Jenn is the diffusion line from Line Knitwear designers John Muscat and Jennifer Wells. The collection features lots of stripes, bright colours and textured lightweight knits.

John & Jenn Collection Spring 2013
John & Jenn Collection Spring 2013

I’m loving the stripes and bright colours of this collection, nautical and a little 80s. The model is a little thin looking in these shots for me though.

John & Jen is available at TNT, Holt Renfrew and Mendocino. The price point is cheaper than Line Knitwear with nothing over $200.

images: courtesy of John & Jenn

Mulberry, Spinning a Yarn

Hand Knitted Polo Neck & Hand Knitted Gilet in Ink Blue Wool Alpaca Blend
Mulberry Hand Knitted Polo Neck & Hand Knitted Gilet in Ink Blue Wool Alpaca Blend

This Mulberry documentary on the women who hand knit the chunky wool pieces from the Mulberry Autumn Winter 2012 collection is fashion porn. What a brilliant little film that takes you into the lives of those that make the clothing and their specialized skills. I love that Mulberry uses traditional British crafts. I’m now obsessed with getting myself a Mulberry sweater.

Mulberry’s short documentary ‘Spinning a Yarn’ focuses on Margaret and Valerie – two of the women responsible for hand-knitting the thick, sheep’s wool pieces from the Mulberry Autumn Winter 2012 Catwalk Collection.

Margaret and Valerie, knitting veterans with 70 years experience under her needles, speak about how they got into knitting, and what it means to them. Both women knit for Eribé, the Scottish knitwear design house who helped Mulberry find the perfect knitters for the complex and intricate pattern of its designs.

images: mulberry.com

i want: Banjo and Matilda Fall Winter 2011 Striped Sweaters

Sailing Sweater Black StripeFront

I’m attracted to striped sweaters this winter. This fixation is primarily for the Breton stripe variety. Right now, the Holy Grail of all Breton stripe sweaters would be to own a Jean Paul Gaultier original but these Banjo and Matilda cashmere ones will be just fine.

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Banjo and Matilda sweaters are available at Holt Renfrew.

images: courtesy of Banjo and Matilda