"Womenswear designer hand-knitting her singular sense of beauty into intricate hybrid pieces"
Pauline Dujancourt is a London-based womenswear brand focusing on sensual and feminine hand-knitted silhouettes that are made of hybrid pieces collaging knit panels and woven drapes altogether. Supporting craft and ethical production processes, the collections are inspired by ancestral domestic ways of making and aim to pay tribute to women around the world hand-knitting for their loved ones. Whilst perpetuating traditional craft techniques, Pauline strives to move away from knitwear archetypes and vintage references by turning her textile and pattern cutting skills into contemporary means of expression. By creating "jewellery knits", twisting and slashing the silhouette while deconstructing her intricate textiles works, Pauline offers a unique and avant-garde vision of knitwear for women. The main intention behind the designer's delicate work is to offer an intangible value to the collections and initiate an emotional attachment between the wearer and their clothes.
After working as a knitwear designer for Simone Rocha, Alexander Wang, Phoebe English, Molly Goddard and Rejina Pyo, Pauline Dujancourt graduated from Central Saint Martins MA Fashion (Knitwear) in 2022.
Following CSM MA22 show, Pauline was approached by buyers and journalists, who placed their first orders and encouraged the designer to launch her eponymous brand.