The past year has united 4 knitwear designers, located across the globe, during a period when everything has been distanced. These designers utilised the possibilities available around them and explored topics they personally valued. In a profession where expert handicraft skills are required, ‘Not your average knit’ is a vocal challenge to the industry.
Knitting is not only a way of constructing fabrics and garments, but also a mindset of thinking. Forming identity, community and aesthetic, stitch by stitch, with imagination, they have spent this year to truly understand themselves. To move beyond, each of them presents their world in either a physical or digital reality - blending their uniqueness with their creations.
Text and image by Linxi Zhu