A NEW BEGINNING 2015
Jenny Kee launches a new limited edition capsule collection of knitwear 'A New Beginning' in collaboration with The Woolmark Company.
The collection references Jenny Kee's iconic patterns from the archives made with Italian natural yarn from Zegna Baruffa a 100 percent 'cashwool' premium superfine merino wool which is the highest quality in the world and utilises digital knitting technology to create the ultimate modern Australian knitwear.
'A New Beginning' references seminal works from iconic vintage knitwear including the Blinky knit which is a modern take on the original Koala knit worn by Princess Diana on her visit to Australia in 1982 whilst pregnant with Prince William.
"My passion for unusual knitwear started in London working at Chelsea Antique Market for Vernon Lambert in 1967. The first knit I purchased was a Richard Attenborough Fan Club Jumper with all his film titles knitted. I collected elaborate 30's fairisle knits in mint condition I was fascinated by knitting textures and weaving images into knitting.
Back in Australia in 1973 when my Flamingo Park Frock Salon opened and with Winter approaching I thought of my fabulous collection of knits from London. I wanted to create something unique in knitwear in Oz, so using pure Australian Wool, hand-knitted in Australia and decorated with our own Australian graphics my first Ozzie knits were born. I had no idea at the time that this was the beginning of a national Australian style in design. Two weeks to make and five minutes to sell - the knits were an immediate success!
Each piece in this collection, A New Beginning, is a limited edition of 50 - a super exclusive number never to be repeated. I hope you will love and cherish them as much as I do."