Leblanc by amirisu
Leblanc, designed by Tokuko, is one of two amirisu designs in Issue 20.Once all of the designs from outside designers have been confirmed for the next issue of the magazine, Tokuko and Meri review the collection to identify what might be missing. While deciding what to add can be a challenge, they agree that discussing and developing designs is part of the fun of creating a magazine. amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? Tokuko: Actually, there were a bunch of random events that led to us receiving yarn that was much flashier than we expected. By the time...
Mado and Tabouret by Kiyomi Burgin
Along with her twin sister Sachiko, Kiyomi Burgin has a variety of charming garment and accessory designs to her name. For amirisu Issue 20 she designed Tabouret, a beret, and Mado, a fun pullover sweater. amirisu: What was your inspiration for these designs? Kiyomi: I love the sheer fabric that working with lace weight mohair creates. Looking through knitted mohair is like looking through a stain glass window, so I thought why not make a sweater with windows, literally! Mado was a very experimental design for me, but I'm happy with how it turned out. Berets are becoming more popular again, and I think they are so...
Mimosa by Mizuho Komiya
Our interview with Mizuho Komiya, the designer who created the fresh, two-color brioche Mimosa shawl for Issue 20
Hikari by yamagara
Our interview with yamagara, the designer behind Hikari and its lovely, delicate details