For her Fall ’13 collection, Janine wanted to make a state through color and fabric. Over the years, she had acquired a number of vintage Welsh blankets, amazed by the beauty of the woven textures, and decided to build her collection around them. Her color palette was inspired by the paintings of Josef Albers, known for his bold use of color. She kept the silhouettes simple, looking to tailored menswear and school uniforms, allowing the colors and fabrics to take the spotlight. She also collaborated with Amanda Nervig, who designed knitwear for the collection. Taking Janine’s lead, Amanda was inspired by the colors and patterns found in the vintage Welsh blankets, and sought to add depth to the collection as a whole with her chunky knits and unexpected embellishments. She used both wool and acrylic yarns, and even some shredded plastic. We have to say, the plastic looks pretty awesome.
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