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AN EMERGENCE OF TECHNICOLOUR THAT TRANSCENDS THE BOUNDARIES OF KNITWEAR' IS ONE OF MANY WAYS TO DESCRIBE ALICIA ROBINSON’S AGR®.
Existing as merely an idea whilst working under world-renowned designers like Missoni and Yeezy, then emerging into a technicoloured showcase, the AGR AW21 collection rests its roots in Nomadic grunge. Filled to the brim with dense mohair knits, unorthodox patchwork pairings and vivid colour fusions, warmth so evident in the collection is achieved with a broad selection of heavy knits. And yet, London-based designer Alicia Robinson is casting her eye on a much bigger vision. Here, she speaks on transforming knitwear traditions...
Q. With this seasons theme being Nomadic Grunge, could you elaborate on how that idea came about?
AGR as a brand generally goes against the rules of traditional knitwear. The AW20 collection had a naturally ‘punky’ feel to it from the very start, as we tried to develop stripes from standard straight lines into printed and hand-sprayed gradients. In addition, I've had an obsession with brushed mohair for a while, which gives the garments an extra fuzzy layer and which isn’t necessarily common in traditional knitwear. Ideas just slotted into place in the end into some kind of wandering grunge.
Look 5 embodied the collection’s overall theme to a tee. With the zip-up hoodie’s dulled colour block mismatches, as well as the mohair sweaters alternating red and green ribbed stripes, it only amplified the connotations of the wandering Nomad, but reimagined with that sweet ‘AGR touch’.
...read the full interview at THE FALL