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Style Bubble: Sister Sibling

For her wildly popular blog, Style Bubble , London-based Susie Bubble (no, it's not her real name) draws inspiration from indie designers, fashion history, and her own closet. We've asked her to blog for us all week on Lucky Right Now.

I feel very blessed to be living through a time when knitwear is experiencing such an innovative renaissance that is producing sterling names such as Sandra Backlund, Louise Goldin and Mark Fast. On the other end of the spectrum that's less about creating structural feats with yarn and more about cozy pieces that you want to throw on all day, every day in sub-zero temperatures (Celsius NOT Fahrenheit!).

The London-based knitwear trio Sibling that consists of Cozette McCreery, Joe Bates and Sid Bryan have been creating collections that give sweaters and cardigans a big kick up the butt. Motifs include sequin leopard patches, skulls merging with Breton stripes and beaded rats. They are applying their knitting skills to recognisable classics such as school blazers, trench coats and biker jackets.

Sibling has always declared itself to be a menswear label though I've always gone to their presentations creating an imaginary wants list in my head because their pieces are to me NOT gender-specific at all. However, to really cater for knit-loving femmes, Sibling has teamed up with Topshop to create a capsule line called "Sister by Sibling." I'm counting down the days until it hits the websiteas well as stores in London but for now, I'm buying time to decide between the two color ways of these giant leopard print sequinned cardigans and sweaters...

Their latest collection presented at London Fashion Week is another gender-ambiguous collection that is full of Americana and punk-themed graphics that make an impact on men and women. I'm still after one of Sibling's classic pieces, the knitted biker which they've revived for this collection in a chunky hand knit making it even more covetable.

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