Innerwear as outerwear is a popular trend we have seen more and more of in the past few years. This versatile look is seen in the innovative corsets designed by luxury knitwear label, Ditu. Designer, Layla Abramowitz, uses both her design and technical training to combine fishing line and knit fabric to create a soft and stretchy garment that also has structure. As the innovative designer explains, “While fashion tends to repeat itself, innovation lies in fabrications. As a very technical discipline, knits are relatively untapped. With knits I can concoct my own recipes for fabric from scratch and design them integrally with the silhouette.”
The Fall 2008 Ditu collection, Towers of Babel, not only incorporates inspiration from architectural shapes and structures, but also reflects the blending of Eastern and Western cultures through clothing. This theme was a natural choice for Layla who draws on both her Filipino Jewish American heritage and New York and China residences. Purchase Ditu online as well as New York boutiques Sucre, Coclico, and Cantaloup.