Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thoughts Flying with Belted Knits

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Quickie:

I've been pondering belted knits for a few days now, and I can't get it out of me brain.
A few Rav-examples:

Weird Rock Star's Kimono
Cables and Lace Cardi

While these (and the right-pictured Dusk by Hargreaves) are all kimono-styled, I'm thinking outside that box.
To something more boxy. Less cardi.
More scoop-necky. Less vee-y.
But certainly drapey. And Autumn-y.

I'm sure you'll all be rather unsurprised that I drool over Alexander McQueen pieces. His work is quite directly up my alley.
Historical, luxurious, and perhaps the best visual example of sumptuous one could possibly find.
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Here's an example of a belted knit from his Fall 2006 RTW:
So very Lurvely.
(while writing this post, I took a quick time-out to search McQueen's online store. One day, I'll set aside a few thousand and buy a piece. A very good investment, methinks.)
Note: Those boots are possibly the best boots I've ever laid my eye upon. If only they weren't high-heeled.










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Now this look, from Aquascutum 2008 Fall RTW has a few of my dreamed-of qualities: flowy, incredible belt, deep and very rich colour.

All this picture-posting and adjective-spewing will eventually lead to a knit.
Hope to get it logistically laid out, cast on, and with something to show for myself within a couple days.

In the meantime, I must run off to wind my recent stash acquisitions into usable balls and ponder my curious choice of Granny Apple Green for one of the two next designs.

5 comments:

Team Knit ! said...

I love belted sweaters (and jackets!), but I find that you have to really pay attention to wear they are belting-I can't stand it when I've got a belt on a sweater or jacket, and it is nowhere near my waist.

- Julie

Nettie said...

I must have that leather belt! I love that look and the one at the bottom. Though I'm not sure how flattering it will be on those with a lack of boobage like me. I can't wait to see your interpretation of it.

soknitpicky said...

Love your ponderings. Oh, and I really really want a leather obi like that one in the Hargreaves book!

hpysparrow said...

oooh! This is exciting! I like your inspiration... The second one in cream is great ~ granny sheik ~ I love it. Although when dressing granny style...I tend to look like a real granny....:0 Any ways lots of people have said I have an "old soul" so perhaps that’s why I like it. Excited to see what’s next!

Hilary said...

COOL. I cannot wait to see what you come up with.