Fashion in Motion: Craig Lawrence

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. This Fashion in Motion featured Ipswich-born designer Craig Lawrence who studied at Central St Martins and whilst there, created knitted pieces for Gareth Pugh.

On graduating in 2009, Lawrence established his eponymous label with the support of the British Fashion Council's NEWGEN programme and rapidly became known for his innovative work in the field of knitwear. His sophisticated, playful and elegant collections are remarkable for their craftsmanship and individuality.

Lawrence uses unlikely and varied materials such as sweet wrappers, gold foil, bin bags and Kyototex – a Japanese metallic covered yarn – which has been used in every one of his collections. Devotees of his designs include Tilda Swinton, Lady Gaga and Björk. Earlier this year, Lawrence was awarded a place on the Centre for Fashion Enterprise's Venture Programme.

Catwalk highlights

Fashion in Motion: Craig Lawrence, 2012. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Background image: Fashion in Motion: Craig Lawrence, 2012. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London