Lace Dress - American Apparel


Hark, a snippet of lifestyle of a CSM first year Knitwear student! Gyu asked me if I could ‘model’ (big fat cough) her pieces for her final assessment a few weeks ago, which I agreed to under the terms that I could paw her sketchbook afterwards. Pretty sweet transaction, body for art, yup. I heard about the spectacle sketchbooks of the fashion course, but I’d never seen one from knitwear so naturally I was  curious. If my first year sketchbooks were full with collages of paper and graphics (some incomprehensible illustration thrown in between), Gyu’s sketchbooks were padded with knit swatches and string manipulations. And with Gyu’s mad illustration skills she could easily pass as an illustrator (with incomprehensible knitted pieces thrown in between?). I’m keeping an eye on this one, something tells me her graduation show will be one good party.

World, there seems to be so much more to knitting than dinky little Christmas socks and fingerless gloves.

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  1. I really like her illustration style, it’s the good kind of messy and really fluid. I wish I could sketch with such ease.

  2. AAA

    i love the samples you’ve done all of these little bit, im pretty limited with my skill all i know is knit and purl

  3. heck yeah!!!!! are you going to go to the grad show, hers would be unbelievable i reckon!!!! such beautiful creations!!!!

    p.s you’re a fab model, bring it like you’ve got it!! :)

  4. Gyu’s knit samples are pretttty! Your blog would be a great exposure to her work.

    Ah the life of a fashion student reminds me of my adventurous past…working on assignments/deadlines til 5am ;S

    Peace Out!

  5. so gorgeous i always love behind the scenes shots thanks for sharing! for some reason those swatches are captivating me

  6. Is * La 5th con Bleecker st.

    love that dress! is really really nice, and a good model ;)

  7. Omigosh! Knitwear designer – what a fantasy life :D seems infinitely better than being a boring engineering student at the moment…

  8. Her knitwear is awesome. Love that spider weby feel.

  9. I really like it: the idea, the sketches, the process…

  10. wherewithal

    these are magical! so inspiring~

  11. so so so so soooo talented T__T yes, I am jealous………….

  12. oh this is so beautiful <3 show gonna show us the results right?

  13. her sketches are amazing. i adore the drawing in the 6th photo, so light and real. i hope she’ll succeed with her designing, she has great sense of style and color to go with it.

  14. She’s so talented, really looking forward to her graduation collection. I’m going to CSM this fall for foundation and I’m both in awe and slightly intimidated (in a good way, if that’s possible).

  15. A-MAZING BLOG! LOVE IT VERY VERY MUCH!

    xoxo

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  16. Love the patterns, very original :D

    http://www.flossyblossom.blogspot.com

  17. Frankie

    Woww this makes me want to go to CSM so badly! I would love to do the knitwear course there. Those samples and illustrations are amaazing

  18. Those delicate, spider-webby knit samples are fantastic! I’ll be keeping an eye for her in future.

  19. found you on weardrobe.com! htbui.blogspot.com “favorite wedges” if you ‘heart’ my shoes … give me a ‘heart’ for weardrobes shoe contest! =) thank you!! btw sketchs and knitwear is great! i wish i knew how to draw!

  20. Love her sketches very much! Very talented!

    xoxo Sandra
    http://glamirrorous.com

  21. The pictures are stunning, as usual. I love sketchbook work, you get the inside look, at where all the ideas behind the collection came from, When I did GCSE Art, I was always excited about a new skecthcook, being able to feel it with new things, but feeling apprehensive about making the first mark

  22. Tina

    I love her illustrations and her work. I hope more student designers, artists, etc. can be featured on this blog. Looking at a thought process in design is fascinating.

  23. Irene's Closet

    Gorgeous pics!

    Have a nice day!

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  24. wow. this is pretty incredible. the shots of the location are beautiful and her sketchbook is insane. all those different types of knit are pretty beautiful… they look so intricate. love the last two shots – it looks incredible over the lace! x

  25. The sketches are amazing! Thank you for visiting me!

    juliet xxx

  26. The knits are beautiful and I love how deconstructed some of them look!

    But… KIMBAPPPP!!! I hate when people call it Korean sushi… it’s not sushi… it’s KIMBAP!

  27. YEAH, you’re so right. Sushi is sushi, kimbap is kimbap…

  28. maya g.

    She is a little genius!!! Best of all to her!
    Love your blog, just recently discovered it (yes, imagine that! i’ve been in the dark). You are doing such an amazing job! LOOOOVED your post on ana locking.
    dzank you ;)
    (it’s not funny if you have to explain it, but how do you say “thank you” in polish?)
    xoxo

  29. Oh I don’t know this blog but i can say that i love the photos,
    very beautiful :)

    Kiss,
    Mel

  30. Her knitwear and fashion illustrations are gorgeous!

    I can’t wait to see the photos of you! hehe

  31. Juliette

    All I’ve got to say is just.. you are really inspiring!
    Kisses and thank you :)

  32. Beautifull dress, so talented. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

  33. these pieces and pages are SO EXCITING!

  34. ooo-ie, this post has tapped into so many of my fetishes: to begin with the sky,
    sushi, the beautiful & varied illustration pens, the collage of texture and that
    drawer full of yarn – oh I’m getting goose-bumps.

  35. lusting this shirt. it looks gorg. inspired us to rework some stuff! can’t wait to see more!!

    http://www.lovelywanderlust.com

  36. These pieces are just beautiful!

    http://herribbonsandherbows.blogspot.com/

  37. WOW gorgeous!!
    both the sketching & knit swatches!

  38. those sketches are beautiful. i would love to get my hands on some of that knitwear.

  39. wonderful clothes!
    your blog is very stylish! <3
    I like it!

  40. ohh this post is severely go-out-and-buy-good-ink-and-stock-up-on-silky-spools-of-wool inducing

  41. ——wow——

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  44. I want to do it