21 Sep

Behind the scenes

 

 

 

 

‘The thing I love most about it is the intimacy’ – the serenity and calm atmosphere, despite your initial palpitating heart. As soon as the action starts, all your worries simply vanish. It makes you realize what really enriches your work, is the team.

We collaborate with exceptional people, individuals who unlike anybody else define KNITBRARY – people who have become very dear to us for their noble character, endless generosity and enigmatic elegance (more than physical, the kind that comes from true inner beauty). Real people with a genuine connection to our work, who left us speechless when they did not hesitate for a second over supporting us when KNITBRARY was only just founded, and who we hope will continue to write our story with us. We are growing and maturing together, and it is difficult to say where work ends, and family starts.

Communicating your stories and vision to the outside world is no mean feat. Sometimes words don’t do a certain emotion full justice. But when everybody is so in sync with your idea and feeling, words become superfluous. They seem to inherently know and are able to transmit all your emotion in a mere instant. This is a defining moment, where your script really comes to life. Seeing your pieces being actually worn for the first time, the expression, the gestures, the interplay between light and shadow and their effect on textures and color. It is magic and honest at the same time, creating a very serene experience, and we want our work to be reflective of that.

You live these moments very intensely, but if you are surrounded by such wonderful people, at the end of the day you can feel the love in every detail.

 

20 Sep

Mouki Mou

 

More exciting news we are happy to share with you. A selection of our AW 17/18 Women’s collection is now also available at Mouki Mou in London, UK.

Mouki Mou was founded in 2013 by Maria Lemos and is a minimalist multi brand store selling an exciting array of design home décor pieces, jewelry and under-the-radar, ‘quiet luxury’ brands, the majority of which are Japanese and American. The repertoire is a showcase of pieces that all share a certain ‘silent’ esthetic, individuality and craftsmanship, in a space that invites you to slow down and look around to see, touch and enjoy beauty.

Their emphasis on quality garments that combine design and character very much resonates with us, so we are genuinely delighted to be part of it.

You can find Mouki Mou at

29 Chiltern Street
London, W1U 7PL
United Kingdom

www.moukimou.com

Thank you, Maria.

 

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14 Sep

The stories we tell

 

‘The infinite is in the finite of every instant’ (saying)

We will carry with us and wear a favorite piece of clothing for years, some even forever. But what makes it dear is that you remember the first time you wore it, that it’s the one thing you brought home from a faraway travel, somewhere you instinctively feared you would never return to; or that it was once your mother’s favorite – that piece you unwittingly picture her in whenever you think of her, which is so emblematic of her immaculate style and infinite grace. Items that, every time somebody compliments you on, make your eyes light up.

Like the stories behind your favorite pieces, these are ours:
We can’t see the end result yet, but we like to think it’s a piece with many future memories in the making. For us, watching our knits come alive is a story unfolding before our eyes. Like an author writing a novel, his eyes, too, are the first to witness the drama as his hands type word after word. Writers write books about their process of story telling, artists record their works at distinct stages or describe their creative process, maybe not to reveal a secret formula (if there is any), ..but because these stories are beautiful, and so worth telling.

In art, the idea that a tangible element is ‘a’ but not ‘the’ result of an artistic action brings forward the silent stories, the ones solely known to the creator. A concept referred to as the poetics of documented procedure, in which narration and lyrical registration of the artistic action transcend to become an art form in itself.

The stories we tell become expressions of our actions and our love, and are the relics of our most treasured moments; ultimately they are our legacy.

 

07 Sep

Tiina The Store

 

A picture is worth a thousand words. Part of our collection is now available at Tiina The Store, and we can’t help being a little bit excited about it.

Tiina Laakonen is the founder of this awe-inspiring spacious home furnishings store in The Hamptons, which also houses exclusive pieces of her favorite designers in fashion, jewelry, accessories, as well as vintage items.

The store opened in May 2012, but Tiina was anything but a stranger to the fashion world. The stylist had previously worked for top fashion magazines, was a model to William Klein and even assistant to Karl Lagerfeld. Quite impressive.

The namesake store is a contemporary space cleverly juxtaposing the old with the new. Midcentury furniture with a minimal profile and industrial clothing racks are paired with neat, sculptural lines in sun-drenched rooms to create a soothing respite; a very homely feeling full of treasures reminiscent of faraway travels.

You can find Tiina The Store at

216 Main Street
Amagansett, New York 11930
USA

www.tiinathestore.com

Thank you Tiina.

 

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07 Sep

KNITBRARY SS18 at TRANOï Paris Femme

 

We would like to invite you to the presentation of our SS18 Women’s Collection at TRANOÏ PARIS.

 

KNITBRARY at TRANOÏ PARIS Femme
Palais de la Bourse - Stand F05 (central corridor)
September 29th – October 2nd
2 Place de la Bourse
75002 Paris

 

 

KNITBRARY, S.L. ha participado en la FPA SEMANA DE LA MODA II 2017 celebrada en París, y ha contado con el apoyo de ICEX, así como con la cofinanciación de fondos europeos FEDER, habiendo contribuido según la medida de los mismos, al crecimiento económico de esta empresa, su región y de España en su conjunto.