Each month, experienced London-based creative consultancy FranklinTill Studio (opens in new tab) curates the Trends section inside Computer Arts magazine. Here, co-founders Kate Franklin and Caroline Till talk democratised fashion…
Democratised fashion is the next frontier in custom clothing, as new technologies and the internet transform the industrial process, enabling consumers to put their unique stamp on branded products.
Encouraging customers to make their wardrobe their own, knit design studio Knyttan (opens in new tab) offers fully customised knitted wool garments on demand.
The service has three basic models, for a jumper and two sizes of scarf. Users choose the item they want to customise, then pick the pattern they want knitted.
You could have a simple repeated pattern, such as a grid or a herring-bone, or one of several special editions by designers including London artist Kate Moross and Amsterdam studio Moniker.
Using the intuitive editing software on Knyttan's website, customers select from predetermined colour palettes and otherwise manipulate the pattern before sending their item to the knitting machines.
Each piece of clothing comes with a label bearing both the designer's and the customer's names, and is knitted, hand finished and delivered within four days.
Is this the future for custom clothing? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
This trends article first appeared inside issue 244 of Computer Arts magazine: Earn More Money as a Designer (opens in new tab). Get up to 54 per cent off a subscription to CA here (opens in new tab).
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