Designer Jialing Shen: FIT Future of Fashion 2021, Knitwear

knitGrandeur- Jialing Shen: FIT Future of Fashion 2021, Knitwear
A withering traditional Icelandic fishing culture influenced the forms & colors of this Collection.
The abstracted pieces are inspired by the fishing nets that have weighed down fishermen for centuries.
A background in fine arts inspired the unconventional approach to the silhouette design
and the gravity-defying drape of the dress
.

 

knitGrandeur- Jialing Shen: FIT Future of Fashion 2021, Knitwear
The 2-color cardigan stitch flared pants were knit on a Stoll Industrial Power Machine.

 

knitGrandeur- Jialing Shen: FIT Future of Fashion 2021, Knitwear
The textural tank top under-layer was knit on a hand frame machine using a “weaving technique”.

 

knitGrandeur- Jialing Shen: FIT Future of Fashion 2021, Knitwear
The color combination was inspired by fishing nets, where different colored nets
are used for harvesting different fish species.

 

knitGrandeur- Jialing Shen: FIT Future of Fashion 2021, Knitwear
Three-dimensional hand-constructed boning panels, in six different colors,
are handknit in a pointelle stitch.

 

knitGrandeur- Jialing Shen: FIT Future of Fashion 2021, KnitwearDesigner’s Instagram: @kenley_shen

 

 Photographer: Ziqi Xu 

Model: Ken Lomont

All knitwear is protected by copyright laws. Images © Jialing Shen

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2021!!!

#FITFutureOfFashion

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