Knitting Bee: Pratt Fashion Exhibit at Ralph Pucci International

Winning first place among 27 pieces in “Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion” at Ralph Pucci International in New York, student Margaret Burton’s loop-knit dress approximated the texture and shape of a bumblebee. Photography by Samuel Stuart.

Kimi Lee and Kiet Tran sewed cotton jersey into a dress, onto which they tacked flowers crocheted in a wool-acrylic blend. Photography by Samuel Stuart.

Isabella Spataro used NedGraphics software for her dressmaking pattern. Photography by Samuel Stuart.

Charlie van Roden, Jennifer Seo, and Kristie Spindler crafted the headdress of their gown with a wire frame and wool, cotton, and acrylic-polyester crochet. Photography by Samuel Stuart.

Kat Holland fabricated her headpiece and skirt from wire and acrylic yarn. Photography by Samuel Stuart.

Katherine Daskas knit a dress from wool yarn and cotton strips. Photography by Samuel Stuart.

Emily Roe and Katherine Sullivan added nylon tulle to the drawstring skirt of their dress in acrylic yarn. Photography by Samuel Stuart.

Chantal Galipeau won third place with her coat, knit from cotton muslin and cotton-polyester scrap and secured with a glazed ceramic button she also made. Photography by Samuel Stuart.

Meghan O’Sullivan and Sam Smith’s second-place winner took center stage in a window when the show moved to Macy’s during fashion week. Photography by Peter Tannenbaum

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