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Frauenkollektion

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Portrait

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Overview

Category

Fashion and Textile Design

 

Work

Women's fashion collection (2011)

Essay

Sophisticated Transparency

In 2010, Dominic Knecht won the Swiss Federal Design Award with a menswear collection; this time, it is a collection of womenswear that is the centre of attention. The designs and technique are not entirely unfamiliar to us - after all, two years ago, a design by the same designer that utilised threads in a similar way made a great impression. Last year, Dominic Knecht established his own label in Berlin. He set himself ambitious goals, aiming to carve out a niche for his label in the higher price segment.

In order to create his new, untitled collection, Knecht learned to weave, to bring the yarn together in a unique way through warp and west to create a material surface. The design process involves an interaction between the designer, a cut of the clothing and the female body itself. Knecht begins by weaving the garment on the body in order to decide where points of contact should ideally be placed. Where the fabric hugs the body, constraint is created; where it is loose, the body can move freely.

What the designer is principally interested in is the appearance of the bare skin beneath. Which parts of the body are visible, and how is the degree of transparency changed by the movement of the wearer or of the viewer? In the case of certain pieces, the degree of transparency changes with distance, from small slits to complete nudity. Other fabrics expose the skin as the angle from which the article of clothing is viewed changes. Some of the stripes in the fabric lie across curves, shielding them from view. By means of sophisticated cuts and interesting technique, Dominic Knecht has succeeded in creating a collection for a seductive woman which, in spite of what it exposes, is not too obvious.

Biography

Name

Dominic Knecht

 

Born

1983

Education

Fashion Designer

 

also in

2010 2013 2015


 

Home page

www.dominicknecht.ch