The way you use knitwear is very innovative, where did you learn to knit like this?
I learnt to knit up north in my younger years, knit designer Joan Murray tutored me throughout college , my final BA collection was entirely based around knitted fabrics , hand knitting, machine knitting and macramé were the main aspects I then later developed into my collections.
So, are you excited about Berlin Alternative Fashion week? What made you want to be part of it?
I'm very excited as I've never been before and have heard a lot of great feedback as well as the great reputaion of Berlins ever-evolving creative art and music scenes.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Well this is my tribal collection- it may sound a bit 'too much' but I wanted to focus on African and Asian tribes as I find that their garments are beautifully traditional and eyecatching. I wanted to essentially combine these inspitations with my own childhood culture.
'Tribes' will be the collection you will showcase at BAFW , what can we expect to see ?
Lots of colour, new techniques and over-sized silhouettes. This collection has had much thought put behind it and a considerable amount of time has been put into the final design, each styled piece has its own character whilst still fitting into the collection- there's a big sportswear feel to it but also a great influence from different cultures.
What’s next for you? Any other projects coming up in the pipeline?
For the time being this collection is my main focus and I plan on desinging a lot more after the Berlin Alchemy show.I will also be presenting my collection in London and adding a small print collection under the same theme, some ideas have formed for my next collection, however that’s a long way away.
Jylle Navroo will be showcasing her newest collection at the Berlin Alternative Fashion Week 'ALCHEMY' fashion showcase at ewerk, Berlin. Buy your tickets here.