Delam is excited to launch their collaboration with esteemed contemporary knitwear designer Craig Lawrence for Resort 2018. Known for turning tradition on its head, Craig has worked with high profile designers such as Gareth Pugh and cultural icons Bjork, Lady Gaga, and Patrick Wolf.
A first for Delam, the capsule collection introduces evening wear as a new category, fusing Craig's signature silhouettes with their timeless aesthetic. The project marries beautifully his playful use of proportion with the brand's rich use of colour and texture.
For his collaboration with Delam, Craig was inspired by the Persian heritage of the founder, Lili Di Michele, and together they wove a collection capturing the nostalgia of Iran in the 70s, referencing vintage photography and the beauty of the Persian landscape upon their journey.
"I was intrigued by Delam's endless spectrum of colour as a result of their natural dyeing process, which contrasted well with my bold use of volume. We took the Gabbeh rug as a starting point and used the geometric patterns and bold shapes as reference for proportion and texture." - Craig Lawrence
"With Craig's designs it was a case of opposites attracting. I was excited to mix our natural yarns and subdued elegance with Craig's avant-garde silhouettes using innovative knit techniques." - Lili Di Michele