‘Learning to Touch’

A collection of tactile knitted fabrics and garment designs to encourage infant (0-18 months) sensory development, acknowledging current trends that promote textural embellishment, traditional stitch techniques and heritage aesthetic. 
The project aims to create a fashionable collection for Autumn/Winter 2020 that appeals to the consumer whilst prioritising functionality for the wearer. Heritage style layouts are explored in a gender-neutral colour palette for universal appeal. Traditional three-dimensional stitching encourages tactile exploration as well as eliminating insecure embellishments for the purpose of infant safety.
Textures were identified in primary photography and translated into knitted stitch types followed by an exploration of colour and heritage style layouts. Lambswool, Merino and Super Geelong were chosen for their luxury, heritage appeal.