Thursday, June 11, 2015

Announcing: Great Northern

I have some really exciting news.

Leah Coccari-Swift and I are designing a collection of knitwear inspired by the cult-classic tv show Twin Peaks.

The show's atmosphere of unusual characters in a cinematic landscape of twisted archetypes embraced fully a description of mood, personality, and a general mise en scene through wardrobe.  It viewed early 90s fashion through the lens of a small town vintage vibe, with characters reflected through their clothing.

In a word, it's a weird show. In the most fantastic, unusual, scary, funny, mysterious, and intriguing way. I myself have been described as a "stone cold weirdo"; you all know I have an aesthetic that's feminine but gently twisted into bold and wearable knitwear. And Leah's style harmonizes well with mine; she works in exciting colours and shapes, creating design for women that's fresh, fun, and striking.  Together we will create a collection that honours the emotional texture and aesthetic of the show.

We decided to call the collection Great Northern for a few reasons. Mainly, we think it clearly connects to the show, while also indicating our intentions to work from the atmosphere of Twin Peaks, rather than replicate any particular garment.

The collection will include 10 sweaters and a number of small accessories and house wares. It's set to hit the knit world in autumn 2016, with both an ebook AND print version for your delectation.
You can read Leah's thoughts about the collaboration on her blog.

Keep up on the latest news on twitter and instagram with the hashtag #greatnorthernknits.


Meredith M said...

Best of luck on your endeavor. As a dedicated fan, I hope you will reserve a copy for me!

Sarah Teapot said...

cant wait for this!

Katie said...

I'm super excited to see what you ladies come up with!! Twin Peaks is one of my favorites, with lots of material to pull from!

Fran said...

Very cool!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Fabulous! I loved the aesthetics of this show. Did a knitting marathon with it recently. Something has to make me sit still to knit!

Leah said...

I'm so excited to share what we've been working on!