Last year while I was still studying I was lucky enough to intern with Romance Was Born. And although I can say I learnt a lot and that everyone was super nice I felt completely out of my depth and dorky the whole time (nothing unusual there). So I was so extremely flattered when Anna emailed me earlier this year asking me if I could knit a skirt and top for them.
The pieces were to be exhibited at a Woolmark Gala dinner at the MCA in Sydney in honour of L'Uomo Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani. I of course said yes - how could I not? Panic followed quickly when it became apparent that they needed everything in two weeks. I got most of it done - I wish I had more time to perfect it but it was hand knitted - anyway I did what I could.
I didn't have time to get any photos of the work - (it got thrown into a post bag as soon as it came off the knitting machine at 3.45pm on deadline day) but I recently found some photos of the event and was happy to see the skirt in action. (It's the knitted one on the model). Photos courtesy of Vogue Australia.
The latest Romance Was Born collection 'Bush Magic' looks pretty amazing - not sure when it comes out but it's a really exciting one - you can see part of it at the Express Yourself exhibition at NGV International this Summer. It's a kids exhibition but if you're a fan it's worth seeing - and just fun too.