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Irina Shaposhnikova in Russian Vogue
November 7, 2009, 5:25 PM
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Irina Shaposhnikova

In June of 2009, Irina Shaposhnikova graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Aterwerp, Belgium. Though her masters collection, Crystallographica, focused on geometric galactic forms, I was floored by her former excursions into knitwear.

Here, it appears that Shaposhnikova has stripped the sweater dress of its structural guts, leaving only its decorative cables dangling precariously from their ribbed collars. But don’t be fooled — each cable is discretely sewn to a near-invisble mesh liner housing them in place. Her creative approach and ability to turn something so basic as a cable stitch on its head has me on my own! Look out Andrea Zittel — fiber enthusiasts may be coveting a new Six Month Uniform.


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