Knitwear designer Lucas Nascimento’s AW11 collection is full of vivid colour, great shapes and sheer panels. The collection explores simplicity, movement, form and wearability.

Lucas Nascimento’s knit-wearing woman feels protected by light catching details, by all encompassing cocoon knitted garments. The woman becomes a pedestal for sculptural form considered by the designer from angle to angle. She is swathed in fine-knit pieces so beautifully made one dressing hurriedly might confuse the inside from the out.

Combinations of Italian and European yarns meet in speeding intarsias. Ideas about weight versus lightness and the balance therein are realised in technical programmes. Speed and utility meet form and feature in versatility to be worn either by day or night.