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Paris Essex: Revisiting the Arts and Crafts of Knitting and Crocheting

Künstlerisches Lehramt

The lectures is organised by Ulrike Nöbauer, IKL, Fashion and Styles and will be held via Zoom.
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In this lecture Paris Essex revisit the craft and clichés of knitting and crocheting, and highlight their play with combinations of hand and machine techniques.

Founded by Carolyn Clewer, the Essex girl and Parisienne, Tiphaine de Lussy, Paris Essex is the result of years of collaboration between the two knitwear and textiles specialists, which began over 25 years ago at the Royal College of Art. The partnership has a long history rooted in fashion, with an archive including knitwear and accessory collections and collaborations. They share a visual language and are drawn to the materials, processes and pace of fashion, the continual reinvention and juxtaposition of ideas. The latest chapter of this adventure is the creation of narratives in a space where distinctions between craft, design, high art and low culture are blurred.

Paris Essex has shown its work in numerous exhibitions in galleries, museums and art fairs amongst others in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Barcelona, and Hangzhou and has been featured in magazines as Vogue, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, NZZ Magazine and The Gentlewoman.