This capsule knitwear collection was designed by Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Andre Williams and Yoshiko Phillips from the phenomenal 21-artist-strong collective Intoart: a London studio creating industry-viable creative opportunity for people with learning disabilities. It’s a first-of-its-kind collaboration with fine-gauge knitwear leader John Smedley, and includes creative direction by illustrator James Lambert and frequent collaborator Holly Fulton Studio to boot.
In a climate where the fashion press is yet to wake up to diversity (despite incredible humans like Marian Avila, Aaron Philip and Kerby Jean-Raymond leading the way) it makes sad sense that a case has to be made to the industry to take creatives with atypical abilities seriously. Intoart are doing it – and they’re doing it well. They’ve just launched a line of shawls, scarves and jumpers. Our favourite piece is the long-ass Andre Williams scarf, featuring the words ‘a colossal combination of all that is great’ because the same can be said for this collection.
Photos by Takahito Sasaki and Richard Bevan.