There is a trend in knitting photoshoots these days – dark sweaters on very dark backgrounds. This popped up on my sweater pattern feed today:
It is called Alexandrite, designed by Amy Gunderson, and appears in a collection called Jewels from Making Stories. The collection contains a number of designs using mostly dark colours photographed against the dark. Here is another one, Topaz by Katrine Birkenwasser:
I think these are lovely sweaters – in fact, I suspect they are gorgeous sweaters, but alas I can’t really tell. The second one: is it a dress, a tunic, or a sweater? Can you tell? I recently spent time hiking in a massive cave in Crete, so I can guess at the effect they are trying to create here. (Jewels, cave, get it?) And they capture it really well. I am not trying to pick on this collection, either – this is a trend which has become pretty ubiquitous. Witness Brooklyn Tweed’s latest collection, BT Winter 18. Maybe I am just getting old and grumpy and need new glasses, so forgive me a little grumbling.
This has been a very dark week and I am feeling dark – angry, sad, depressed. This is a week when I could use some light.