Canadian knitwear designer Mark Fast is one of my favorites.
“Knits have a more intimate relationship with the wearer than tailoring or corsetry. The garment takes on the shape of the person inside it, and the finished look is always a collaboration between the two.”
Claudia Croft on Mark Fast, Sunday Times Style, 11th October 2009
Here’s some samples of his Fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection:
And these are from spring 2012 collection:
Another wonderful brand is TSE. In 1989, TSE cashmere label was founded supporting an idea that this luxury yarn, up to that point, had been greatly underutilized.
TSE Fall 2011
TSE spring 2012: