|This is the sweater that my client was most drawn to (it was one of my favorites too).|
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Trying my hand at menswear
So like I mentioned before in a previous post I am trying menswear for the first time. A client of mine wants me to knit a custom cardigan for him. At first I was a little intimidated because designing menswear is actually more complex than it seems. Since men aren't as adventurous with their wardrobes as women you have a lot of restrictions. It's really difficult to come up with something new and fresh without going too far out of the box. I found that with men it is all about subtly and small details. So the first step was to do my research, I looked up a bunch of European brands and was attracted to the styles by Soul Cal Republic.
My client really liked this look but wanted me to tweek it a little bit. After all what is the point of having a custom design if it looks exactly like something that you could buy in a store? So after chatting for a while this is the design that I came up with for him.
Posted by Sparkle at 6:21 PM