Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dreams of Electronic Sheep

I'm always keeping an eye out for fun knitwear lines, and Electronic Sheep is a new favorite.  Designed in the U.K. and produced in Greece, the colorful and illustrative patterns manage to convey entire stories using the medium of scarves, hats, hoods, and knit capes.  For the fall collection, the theme was "The House of Many Mansions." The patterns, including overflowing fruitbaskets, distorted tartans, and roaming peacocks, are meant to evoke a life of plenty, as well as the sense of the shabby glamour of a reclusive eccentric along the lines of Edie Bouvier Beale.  I'm particularly obsessed with the knit capes, which were made in collaboration with the awesomely dressecd British DJ duo, The Broken Hearts (make sure to take a peek at their photo gallery).


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1 comment:

jenni said...

They're using beautiful color combinations! And I'm very into the ornaments and patterns too! I'd definitely would like to wander around in one of those capes.
(btw. I guess your pun was intended and if not, I can recommend Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? :) )