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PRISTINE SMUT

Article courtesy of Stylebubble.typepad.com

I’m going a bit knit-mad at the moment.  It seems to have come about in a wave since everything cool that I’ve come across happens to fall into the knitwear niche.  Pristine Smut is an oxymoron that works well given that this accessories label is made up of St Martin grads Liria Pristine and Rosie Kent.  It is Rosie that brings the share of smut into the design with a pair of golden legs akimbo that act as her signature motif.

Pristine Smut  had a soft launch a few months ago, but now the debut collection is all lookbook-ed up and ready to assault the world with its 1920s’ jazz age decadence interpreted by feather shoulder caps, chunky knitted bracelets, rings, headpieces, chokers and what an elaborate harness piece.  The smut is only very subtly injected and I suspect that the designers intend for these pieces to be worn under the guise of innocence only for them to be later corrupted by whatever adventures that the wearer gets up to…