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New directions in designer knitwear
There are four key trends that emerged on the AW17 runway shows that the knitwear design industry should take
Debra Cobb presents her highly valued opinions on the very latest innovations in fibres, yarns, knitted fabrics and garments. A veteran of the US textiles industry with international experience in the development and marketing of yarns, fabrics, and apparel trends, Debra reports from the industry's leading conferences and shows.
Knitting Industry's founder and editor Billy Hunter is a textile technologist with many years of international business experience in knitted textiles manufacturing, advanced knitting machinery, research and development and textiles journalism.
Elizia Volkmann, formerly of Flux Magazine and Fashion Editor for Twist Magazine, has worked on editorial projects as both a fashion editor and photographer with some of the greatest brands such as Ralph Lauren and Christopher Kane, as well as national publications. You can see Elizia's photography work at www.eliziavolkmann.com
Janet Prescott is an editor and journalist with a special interest in the textiles and the fashion industries. Writing for many different publications in the UK and Europe she also reports for Woolmark and IWTO on fashion and business trends from major exhibitions in Milan, Florence and Paris.
Jana Bukolovska, a recent Journalism graduate and a current Knitting Industry editorial assistant, with a passion for politics, economic developments and social affairs, shares her views on the industry's trends and developments.
Lindsay Mann is a connector in the New York fashion industry specializing in the WholeGarment, 3D knitwear, market. A strong supporter of domestic manufacturing and innovation, she contributed to the brand and design development for KOTOBA, a brand of Shima Seiki USA.
Marcia La Madrid is a freelancer and designer-maker who specialises in knitted textiles. Shortlisted for the New Designer of the Year Award in 2015 for her collection 'The Jungle Girls Tribe', Marcia is now working towards creating her own label.