Friday, April 16, 2010

Indie Designer Day

Designer: Anna Kuduja
Blog: Lõngakera
Rav ID: kuduja
Some Great Designs: Kuduja's Rav Designer Page

This week's designer does a lot with simple design elements and pieces.

Her Mohair minimalist top (pictured) is a perfect example of the minimalist chic that's infused into all her designs. Making the most of the yarn itself (including a fantastic colour) she creates a piece that is versatile and functional (not to mention stylish!)

The Green leaf bolero is a very cool study in combining textures harmoniously into a whole. This bolero is infinitely wearable - it maintains her minimalist chic style while incorporating a variety of stitch patterns. This, my friends, is what demonstrates fantastic designing - the ability to somehow combine disparate elements (that is, simplicity/minimalism and variety) into a piece that demonstrates one's unique artistic voice.

Here, in her own words, is kuduja's ideas on designing:
"For me, patterns are a source of ideas. Most frequently, I knit without patterns. If I like a pattern, I always experiment and end up with modifications. Recently, I’ve started writing my own patterns."

As always, check out her designer page - much more to see there than I've room to write!


Julie said...

ooh, I love the bolero pattern!! I'm just checking it out right now... great designs!!

Hilary said...

I LOVE the Minimalist Top and the Little Corner Tank. What great style she has, and the mood of all her photos is so cool!