Laura Theiss makes craft-time sexy

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.

laura theiss spring 2011

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Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book
Laura Theiss S/S '11 Look Book

Check out the rest of Laura Theiss spring 2011 at the gallery below.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.