I am always on the search for new knits, and I was immediately struck by Derek Lawlor's intricate creations. Lawlor, who is known for his unique technique of incorporating waxed cord onto his knits in patterns, designs sculptural and visually striking pieces. For Fall 2012, he incorporated a loose ladder pattern, that resembled a refined version of the shredded knits that spread across blogs like wildfire a few years ago. These ladder knits differ in that they are very carefully applied, and even if they have a deconstructed and slightly dishabille affect, they're juxtaposed against very structured and refined knit patterns. There's a striking contrast between the two elements, and the overall result is somewhat wabi-sabi. Everything in this collection is perfectly imperfect.