AXES began as an investigation into the relevance and practicality of knitwear design within contemporary menswear through research into both machine and traditional hand‐knit applications, interrogating how knit structures could potentially act as material expressions.
I was initially looking into developing a system of codes for the knit machine. This resulted in developing a system of loops that generated a lighter knit structure, the antithesis of my previous work. I wanted to again play with the body as a foundation for a knit structure by looking at how placement and minute variations in tensions and weights softly affected the loop’s roll on the overall form. My full collection has developed through utilising the standardised dissection of the block as a way of neutralising structures and building up a desired shape while retaining a sense of proportion.