When you think about knitwear, what comes to mind is usually not super technology, apart from the big machines of the specialized industry. But young designers, in their own small and self-produced way, can also apply technology to knitwear with a simple and surprising approach. Mandi Lam is one of them.
Having graduated in Fashion & Textile Knitwear Design in Hong Kong, the designer just launched collection "Expose", centered around the concept of a world in constant change, and aesthetically interpreted through knitted garments with modified shapes and textures.
How? The knitted fabric is covered in prints, which amplify the textures of the yarn, or coated with acrylic paint, which give added depth and a tactile sensation reminiscent of a leather surface. This is knitwear in which comfort and softness remain, but all concentrated on the inside.
These changes reveal a complex mind, sometimes intentionally chaotic, but without a doubt deep, in which the loops tying pieces together can become refined and interchangeable knits. Our eyes are like microscopes that intensify and discover what is beyond the tangible.
Mandi Lam is a designer to keep an eye on. We believe this, but so does important brand Woolmark Company, that awarded her for the best use of wool and the innovative use of knitted fabric in her collection.
Photos via expose-this.com
Model: Alex E
Photographer: Who Hang
Make-up: Edith Ng
Hairstylist: Eagco Leung