These Times and How We Maintained focus
Olivia Holbrook explains her unique knit project.
‘The mechanics of the field’ is inspired by family holidays and the love of unusual objects.
My family took me to Devon or Cornwall every year, allowing me to play in fields and exploring in the woods; bringing my attention to wind farms and tractors, the agricultural lifestyle that you don’t find in the city.
My love of mechanical objects has inspired me in many ways.
I’m intrigued by things that people overlook.
My collection for ‘The Mechanics of the Field’ has led me to explore less travelled pathways, creating designs that have several outcomes.
I see my collection being used for menswear but I’ve also have turned my designs
into objects children, and even adults, can play with.
By using both machine and hand knit techniques this has allowed my outcomes to have a variety of weights and textures, allowing the audience to explore different experiences through touch and play.
My colour scheme is bright, using primary and secondary colours inspired by reference I made while exploring the wonderful world of tractors.