Alexandra Jacmin’s desire to create a Knitwear Capsule first started when researching the possibility to unweave threads of vintage jeans and use these to hand knit a shirt – a shirt that will be presented separately as part of FAÇON JACMIN’s artisanal collection. If her desire was later reinforced during a workshop on natural indigo dyeing, it was also inspired by her years of designing knitwear for Maison Martin Margiela.
“What is unique about knitwear is the creation process. Knitwear is not a ready-made fabric – to design a knitted garment you have to create it from the outset, from the material to the shape. That’s a fantastic puzzle.” – Alexandra Jacmin
This bold project stems from a commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability, whereby Alexandra Jacmin reconciles denim with the art of knitting. The 4 knitted denim garments are all dyed with natural indigo, which is a sustainable dye that doesn't produce harmful waste and that can be composted and later used to fertilise crops. The natural indigo dye also gives beautiful colour variations while synthetic dyes produce an even blue. The 4 sustainable denim garments are knitted with South African seaweed and West Indian Sea Island cotton – which are known to create soft and silky resistant wear.