Luka Lewis
My grad collection pays homage to my Japanese heritage - a culture of meticulous craftsmanship that has shaped my insights as a growing knitwear designer. My designs aim to celebrate the joys of continuous wear and the rituals of dressing in the same garments habitually- and to criticise the increasing desire to obtain new trends. Inspired by Japanese Tatami flooring- which pieces together depending on the user's needs- the pieces I have designed are held together with trims which can be laced together depending on the desired fit. This allows full autonomy for the wearer to decide on how they style the product. The intricate lacing reflects the Japanese crafts' tendency to favour time and meticulous effort over a rushed process. My fabrics reflect the inky qualities of Japanese traditional ink paintings: the lines of which, captures the Japanese' longstanding appreciation for treasuring slowness and their dedication to engaging in ritualistic processes.
BA (H) Fashion Knitwear Design & Knitted Textiles