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After a month of practically living in Cooperative Designs’ wool ribbed skirt (I believe Browns has it in black) it’s only fair that I dedicate a post to their S/S 10 collection, which is a birthday ode to Bauhaus. 

Annalisa and Dorothee always play with signature elements that mark out each collection as definitively being Cooperative Designs – such as stripes, unexpected cut-outs, and a sense of freeform pattern-cutting. But this time around, they’ve really pushed it with their knitting techniques, trying to be as experimental as possible.  In particular, there’s a pattern that looks like the knit has been splotched with bleach, resulting in a sort of ‘cow print’ pattern. 

There’s some textile work where a woven square pattern fades into a printed organza.

The key is that, like most of the knitwear designers that I’m into, Cooperative Designs have full control of their niche, and they have made summer knits look like they make the most sense in the world – that OF COURSE they’re the THING to be wearing on a hot summer’s day.

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