few people are as deft with a pair of knitting needles as aucklander areez katki - areez creates delicate, cobwebby knits out of materials as diverse as recycled sari silks, shredded jersey, and even nylon cord. for spring/summer areez's collection 'hand made IV' is an all together more monochromtic affair, delicate tones of cream and beige dominate, whilst areez explores new textures in black (children of vision has some exclusive and totally amazing experimentations in bungee cord).
areez kindly submits to the children of vision interview below:
name of designer: areez katki
right now the time is: 02:18pm
and where abouts in the world are you: in-between classes at auckland university
date of birth: april 6th 1989
label name: areez katki
year label started: 2009
new collection is entitled: handmade IV
concept/motivation behind new collection: developments of my preceding work; this time it was through an exploration of perennial natural fibers, which I sourced when I was in india. (recycled sari silks, mulberry silk, raw cotton fibers, tencel, rayon etc)
ultimate areez katki lady or gent is: i love and respect everything that I know about bjork
most exciting fashion moment: seeing a complete stranger wearing something that I made always has an affirming and powerful impact
on my day off i would: be having lots of tea, knitting at home with my gran
shoot, shag & marry: shoot that gaga creature, shag d.h. lawrence and marry julia child
i had a vision and my vision was: interrupted by consciousness.
areez katki's new collection 'hand made IV' is in-store now.
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