Grandma squares and curtain tassels, and the kind of lace that might end up on your Aunt’s kitchen table. Here I was thinking Christopher Kane was the only one capable of making such things sexy, but no – Laura Theiss has that uncanny ability, too.
Laura Theiss didn’t choose knitwear: it chose her. That’s according to a Bio I read after I saw this collection, then googled her name in awe of the fact that she wasn’t on my radar before this very moment. I love a designer who creates wonderful things from knitting and crochet – perhaps because I myself have not the slightest flair for it, so I’m always glad when someone out there is making up for my craft-time shortcomings. Laura Theiss does it not with the shiny perfection of Kane’s pieces but with a more home-grown craft feel. There’s much deliberate asymmetry that lends a futuristic feel to the collection. There are cropped tops and open-weave knits, and pieces that scrape the body diagonally as if they’re confused as to whether they’re dresses or tops.
In short, for something so crafty, it’s sexy.
Check out the rest of Laura Theiss spring 2011 at the gallery below.