Poetic, clear, feminine...
Kristiina Karinen creates unique knitted pieces of art with a fascinating diversity
of designs and surface structures using finest italian yarns,
from merino, silk and cashmere – wonderful to touch and wear.
Kristiina Karinen studied fashion design
at the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts in Finnland.
Her one of a kind pieces and small series make a strong statement
of individual and extraordinary beauty.
Inspired by the total flexibility of having only a thread of yarn to start with,
she goes beyond the limits of usual knit design by applying her special techniques
of creating complex meandering and three-dimensional sculptural surfaces.
At the same time she puts importance into a tailored fit:
each part is knit into predetermined shape.
This process requires a high degree of manual work, as well as experiments
to achieve the poetry and perfection which are characteristic for her creations