Friday, 27 January 2012

Scandanavian Influences on Modern Trends

British fashion has cemented fair isle knitwear as a traditional staple, after it was widely popularised by King Edward VIII in the 1920s. Since then fair isle techniques have evolved and broadened to include wider patterns that were heavily influenced by Norwegian and Scandinavian patterns (snowflakes etc), there have also been huge developements with the colours of yarns which means that the pattern has been able to change with the trends and times.
Scandinavian style has leaked into all aspects of modern life, such as furniture design and graphic illustration.

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