I’m a huge fan of knitwear – chunky knits in the winter, fine merino wool in the summer, coatigans, cardigans …you name it. As an alternative to a coat (in this beautiful weather we’re having at the moment), a chunky knit cardigan is a great option.
Amy Hall is an emerging East London-based designer who specialises in hand-made knitwear.
Amy’s autumn/winter ’12 collection (pictured here) was inspired by silhouettes from Inuit culture and includes Amy’s own take on traditional fisherman knitting stitches. Each piece is hand-made in her studio in Dalston, East London.
The collection will go on sale at the start of August at Amy-Hall.co.uk, perfect timing for taking you through to late summer/early autumn. Prices range from £60 to £700.
Amy’s AW12 collection includes the Akiak gilet, Nanuq jacket and the Kulitak long coat, inspired by heavy furs traditionally worn by the Inuit people. It also includes a belt, Amy’s first foray into non-knitted accessories. Lighter separates include tops and dresses for layering, alongside a body-skimming ribbed pencil skirt.
Amy Hall said, “I wanted to explore how subsistence and survival in nature relates to beauty and form. For example, the use of furs to protect hunters or the adoption of diamond patterns in traditional fishing jumpers to symbolise success. Having taken hunting as a starting point for inspiration, the result is a collection that I hope will make women feel powerful but feminine.”
Independent London fashion store Wolf & Badger, which stocks young and emerging British designers, is now selling the label.
Visit AmyHall.co.uk to browse the current season collection.
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