Knit what? KNITWEAR. Responsive Textiles’ Revival Series captured our heart. Now generally speaking, we aren’t big on knits, aside from the basic tee every now and again. However, designer Kristine Rodriguez implemented a new vision of ready to wear, involving innovation and style. As most designers drape, pattern draft and sew their pieces together, Rodriguez knits everything with her knitting machine. Everything is knitted one string at a time. Not only were her pieces classic and chic, they were uniquely designed with quality patterning throughout. Leaving the audience in awe.
Her knitwear designs were ribbed, stripped, gathered and held an eclectic variety of styles. The models moved confidently down the runway in her handmade knitted garments. As most designers focus on elaborate features, Rodriguez focused on the solid foundation of comfort. Responsive Textiles has no requirement and is universal for types of beauty and all walks of life.
Rodriguez’s inspiration came directly from us; human beings. She was fascinated with the muscle structure of the human body. Her color pallet was primarily nudes, mauves, reds, dusty pinks and rustic orange.
This subtle yet overwhelmingly beautiful color pallet was applied to her original designs, allowing the audience to envision ourselves in Responsive Textiles. Rodriguez not only has a key eye for design, but the admiration of many through her quality, hand knitted and one-of-a kind pieces.
Written by: Adriannah Bryant – The Dia Diaries LA Contributor
Runway photos by: Jeff Linett
Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.