Being a cable fan, I loved seeing the strong catwalk presence of really graphic cables for A/W 12-13. For me the cables felt fresh and new again with very pronounced structures from designers such as Aganovich, Derek Lam, Charlotte Ronson. (pictures from left to right below from the catwalk shows) It was thrilling to see such a wealth of rich texture and woven fabric on the catwalks, and cabling is a relatively easy way to introduce interest and structure to the simplest shaped garments.
I love seeing surface manipulation and woven looks in knitwear - these pieces from Mary Katrantzou, Rue De Mail and Tracey Reese (again from left to right below from respective catwalk shows) are stunning examples. Their sculptural forms and clean lines really allow you to focus on the beautifully complex surface and colours.
In my own designs for MillaMia I wanted to translate this love of cables and structure to some of the garments. Our yarn really does result in wonderful stitch definition, which enabled me to include some lovely complex cabling on the Magnum Cardigan, the Lisa Cable Dress and the Ludo Blanket - all in our latest collection for babies and children - Little Rascals.
posted by Helena