LADY VENGEANCE BY ALICE PALMER

Pioneering London-based knitwear designer, Alice Palmer is known for her bold and boundary-pushing creations. She aims to change the way knitwear is perceived and has developed a traditional knitting technique that allows her to knit diagonal shapes tailored to the body. The shapes have resulted in the elimination of cutting waste.

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'I think it is really important for designers to be aware of the impact cutting waste has on the environment. I always strive to use production methods, which ensure as little waste as possible,' says Palmer.

Her collection for autumn/winter 2013, called 'Lady Vengeance’ take its cue from the Korean film of the same name, directed by Park Chan-Wook. Superhero references nod to the revenge-seeking protagonist, Lee Geum-ja, who symbolises the concurrence of good and evil, tainted purity.

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Soft and harsh, light and dark are expertly combined to create show-stopping pieces including a floor-length red silk dress with see-through slashes and repeating points, black leather panelled trousers and a covetable short leather panelled jacket with draped lapels are perfect for motorbiking in style.

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Drawing attention on an international scale, Palmer was awarded ‘Best Womenswear Designer’ by ASOS in New York in 2008, leading to a diffusion collection for the site that was launched in spring of 2009. She was a nominee for the ‘Fashion Designer of the Year’ award at the Scottish Style Awards 2009 and in 2010, Palmer was selected by John Galliano to show on-schedule at London Fashion Week as part of Fashion Fringe. Palmer was also nominated for the ‘Young Fashion Designer of the Year’ award at the Scottish Fashion Awards in both 2011 and 2012.

The collection is available to purchase at Dolce & Gabbana in Milan, By Marie in San Tropez, Valleydez in Dubai, De Point in Taiwan at 123 Store in London and online via Young British Designers.