“Katie Jones is a London based Knitwear Designer who graduated from the Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins in 2013. Her work takes focus on expanding the boundaries of handcrafts into high fashion.
Producing her first collection previously for A/W 11 focusing on large embellished hand crochet and intricate patterned knit. Her work is all about employing traditional English craft techniques, handed down to her through her family, with a twist. She focuses on translating these crafts with a modern execution to produce bold high-fashion handcrafted designs, juxtaposing and collaborating these classic construction methods with influence from her obsession with native and tribal textiles. Her A/W 13 carried on her focus with pushing the boundaries of traditional crochet creating a 9 look collection of intricate fully hand crochet designs. Which played with a wide variety of crochet stitch techniques, tone, texture and stripe proportions.
Katie has previously worked at John Galliano, Diane Von Furstenberg, Mark Fast and Romance was Born, and most recently produced a new vibrant collection that launched at Brighton Fashion Week 2013.
The S/S14 collection tells the story of a group of nomads who to avoid the modern world leave the cities for the desert and create a new tribe. Influenced by the outsider art of Salvation Mountain in Slab City, traditional crochet costumes documented in Phyllis Galembo’s: Maske and the modern tribes of Tanna. The collection depicts the tribe in 10 obsessively crafted, graphic and colourful crochet looks. Taking a fresh look at a traditional craft and a clever take on modern tribal dress”. [From the artist’s website/ Du website de l’artiste].