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Brand to Watch: Laura Newton

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by adakallgren on 6 September, 2017

From the start, Laura Newton has had a refreshing learning-by-doing approach to knitwear. Entering the prestigious BA Fashion Design with Knitwear course at Central Saint Martins without having ever knitted, the former J.W. Anderson intern and now recent MA graduate has realised her ideas through experimentation rather than adhering to the dictates of the knitting rule book. As one would expect, the outcome is both creative and original.
Finding inspiration in places like New Zealand and the local Maori culture, the young designer has toyed with both traditional handicraft and computer-programmed knitting machines. Her work spans an array of sculptural and second skin silhouettes, often tapping unexpected materials like wood and deadstock luxury fabrics from European factories.
Newton proposes a new knitwear aesthetic embracing the freedom and possibilities that come from having a single thread as the starting point. Her future brand vision? To translate this experimental approach into knitwear that people will want to keep for years to come.

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