London Fashion Week is one of the “Big Four” apparel trade shows, keeping company with Milan, Paris and New York. And perhaps it is also the show most likely to have some really wacky outfits. One show that received a lot of attention for wackiness was by Yorkshire wool specialists, Sister By Sibling. Enormous knitted berets with bobbles, floral crochet ponchos with giant flowers, huge scarves, and super-sized knitted sweaters/dresses appeared on the catwalk.
Here’s how the Daily Mail described the fourth outfit above: “One particularly bizarre beige creation looked as if it had been inspired by Wallace and Gromit’s Shawn the Sheep, complete with an oversized white beanie that almost completely obscured the unfortunate model’s face.” You can read the Daily Mail’s article on the overall show at this link (but be aware, some designers sent their models down the runway wearing not much at all….so, NSFW, perhaps).
But here’s the upside of having rather outlandish woolly fashion shown in London…it’s a sign that all things knitted and crocheted are going to be very popular this season and beyond. Good news for us creators of well made, hand made, one of a kind Powell River fashion!