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Scott McFarland Knitwear

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One piece of advice I always give to a designer with natural talent is – you do not need a degree to succeed in the fashion industry.  However an MFA in knitwear and features in multiple prestigious fashion weeks can’t hurt!  We’re talking about Scott McFarland, designer of Scott McFarland Knitwear.  We are honored to feature him this week to help spread the word about the launch of his 2013 knitwear line.  Scott was inspired by late 1700′s and early 1800′s; which is unmistakeably evident in his cardigans and the rich color combos.  Through intricate weave patterns and imported yarns there is an element of modern sophistication and luxury not seen too often.  Scroll down and see for yourself how each and every Scott McFarland Knitwear piece has the personality and panache to become a timeless wardrobe staple as well as quite the conversation piece.

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Scott Ian McFarland creates unique wearable sculptures for the fashionably modern man or woman who doesn’t want to sacrifice comfort or craftsmanship to make a statement.

As a formally trained sculptor, designer Scott Ian McFarland translated his skills to knitwear design when he took a graduate elective in contemporary knitwear at the Academy of Art San Francisco. Amazed by the technique of taking long strips of various materials and turning them into wearable objects, in addition to discovering the control and creativity that knitwear allowed him– right down to a single stitch– Scott began to create his first collection. His experience with three-dimensional shapes, colors, and textures lead him to experiment with a variety of fibers and knitting techniques.

His beautiful pieces have been shown at New York Fashion Week and most recently at San Francisco Fashion Week 2012.

For more information on Scott McFarland Knitwear go to: http://scottianmcfarland.com/

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