Alice Palmer Spring-Summer 2014 collection

'Life On Mars', the Spring/Summer 2014 collection, shows an exciting new direction for Alice Palmer, introducing a cosmic explosion of colour and pattern into her knitwear. Along with her continued fascination with superheroes, Palmer was also inspired by the costumes of superheroes and villains in DC and Marvel comic books, sourced from Portobello Market in London.

Using knitted jacquard techniques, these bold, ready-to-wear garments consist mainly of dresses, tops, skirts, tuxedo jackets and floor length jumpsuits.

Inspired by pop art for the colour palette, the separates come in an array of mainly five-colour patterns, such as deep sea blue, red, hot pink, purple, silver and golds. Statement pieces include a David Bowie inspired psychedelic jumpsuit, and block-coloured metallic leather shorts, available in gold or electric blue.

For Spring/Summer 2014, Palmer's diffusion range has been reintroduced - AP by Alice Palmer. Entitled 'Magnetic Highway', the collection is inspired by diagrams of the paths in space, and also computer games involving grids, such as in the science fiction film 'Tron'. These patterns explore crossing lines and distorted grids, mainly knitted in monochrome, with splashes of grey, yellow, lime, purple and blue. Statement pieces include a long monochrome dress with side splits, and a bandeau top and skirt combination, with matching armlets.

About Alice Palmer

The London-based pioneering designer, known for bold and boundary-pushing creations, aims to change the way knitwear is perceived. Inspired by science, technology, art and architecture, Palmer creates sculptural ready-to-wear pieces focused on pattern and form.

Drawing attention on an international scale, Palmer was awarded 'Best Womenswear Designer' by ASOS in New York in 2008, leading to a diffusion collection for the site that was launched in spring of 2009. She was a nominee for the 'Fashion Designer of the Year' award at the Scottish Style Awards in 2009 and 2010. Palmer was selected by John Galliano to show on-schedule at London Fashion Week as part of Fashion Fringe.
Her spring/summer 2012 collection 'Interstellar' was exclusively launched in the D&G concept store in Milan in January 2013, with a nearly 100% sell through within the first month. Palmer was also nominated for the 'Young Fashion Designer of the Year' award at the Scottish Fashion Awards in both 2011 and 2012, and has been nominated for 'Textile Brand of the Year' for the Scottish Fashion Awards 2013.

Alice Palmer received a BA in Knitted Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art and went on to receive a Masters at the Royal College of Art in London, specialising in Knitted Textiles. The Alice Palmer label was founded in 2008.

The collection is available to purchase at Dolce & Gabbana in Milan, By Marie in San Tropez, Valleydez in Dubai, De Point in Taiwan at 123 Store in London and online via Young British Designers.
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