Groovy camouflage sweaters
MODELS VANISH IN CAMOUFLAGE SWEATERS
The UK-based creative Joseph Ford, together with knitter Nina Dodd found an amazing way to use hand-knitted sweaters as a way of camouflage by carefully copying the background colors into the fashion pieces. The whole project took over four years.
Above twins disappear in their surroundings thanks to a great composition of the knitted fashion with the background.
This dog, a more funny example, has his body missing.
Let’s listen to the artist John Ford and get to know more about this project Knitted Camouflage.
Where does the idea come from to create Camouflage Sweaters?
Together with friend Nina we just started. She loves buses and knitting and I’ve always been interested in the way that objects can blend into each other as you can see here.
How do you find the best way to match background and sweater design?
There needs to be a grahic touch so we can link lines and patterns. The places and model need to be placed in harmony. That is costing time and discipline but needed to make it work.
How much time will it cost to make such a sweater?
It depends on the pattern and colors. The ginger guy against the tiled wall is a very complicated design and cost about 40 hours for Nina to make.
Which is your ultimate sweater?
Hard to say – the whole process influences the way I feel about a certain sweater. But to be honest the tiled, gridded sweater is my favourite because of the simple style.
What is your goal with this project?
I would like to show to the people that the sweaters are real and that the images are not created in some kind of Photoshop software. Get the chance to exhibit these fashion pieces in a gallery would be great.
John has cooperated with famous brands like Lacoste, Missoni and Pepe Jeans London.
If you’d like to see more of Joseph Ford’s work, head on over here.