I have made it no secret that textiles are my first love. I was a gal who went to art school to study photography, but quickly found all my studio hours dedicated to dying, painting, quilting, embellishing, weaving, and knitting fabric. My sweet sister was in NYC over Easter break with her children and stumbled into Gail Travis’ pop up shop. The first thing she said to me “Amy, you must go to Gail’s pop-up. It reminds me of you!” Laura Neilson from NBC describes Gail’s knitwear best “Her minimalist wares consist of luxuriously soft jersy knit – camisoles, tanks, leggings, easy, flowy dresses – and sweaters that feel like a second skin, thanks to a seamless knitting technique.
Marrying her sense of intelligent design with one of fabric-making’s oldest techniques, Travis also meticulously hand-felts the edges and collars of sheer silk tunics and dresses for an effect that’s nothing short of magical. Such beautifully-executed understated style won’t unnoticed, plain and simple.”Sadly, the N:F:P (new form perspective) pop-up has now closed. The good news is that you can still check out Gail’s website, read about her inspiration behind the line, and follow her updates on Twitter. I also quite enjoyed watching this video where you get to see how her amazing sweaters are made and can transform from one design into another.