Knit love is a warm love

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05.04.2012
Geschreven door Valeria & Philippe van OMSK

Hello, I'm Philippe, the other part of the OMSK duo.

Hello,

I'm Philippe, the other part of the OMSK duo. I take care of the graphic design of the label and since recently I'm also involved in the design of the men's line.

Last winter (with the GIRLS FROM OMSK F/W 2011-2012 collection) we did our first knitted pieces. The idea was to keep the graphic approach we had with t-shirts and sweatshirts and transpose it into the knit 'world'. We applied drawings of birds and hand made geometric patterns on unisex pieces. This was our first contact with the art of entwining threads.

Our OMSK S/S 2012 model Eliza Sys drop by last week to get one of these pullovers.

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For our first OMSK collection (S/S 2012) we designed very simple jumpers and cardigans to emphasize the fantastic thread we found: a summer cotton yarn on which the colour has been sprayed so that every centimeter is unique. An elegant yet raw looking material that seduced us instantly.

Here are some pictures of these pieces:

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For the upcoming F/W 2012 collection we chose different tweed yarns. We like to play with rustic, authentic looking materials and use them for easy-to-wear pieces with a clean cut.

Here is a preview:

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I must confess that since we started develop knitted items I progressively fell in love with this technic. It's very complex, rich and the possibilities seem to be infinite, the limits being only those of your imagination. I felt I was entering a world, with its language, its rules and its history.

I've compiled some nice knitwear pieces for you:

Isabel Marant and her raw approach of knit.

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An oversize patchwork jumper by Band Of Outsiders (patchwork is Valeria's first love!).

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A structured jumper by Paule Ka.

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A beautiful cashmere piece from Carven.

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And last but not least, a very inspiring cardigan from the Ugly Knitting Patters blog for all the smart men out there!

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Enjoy your day!

Best,
Philippe




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