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Iben Høj’s innovative women’s knitwear line is known for her highly unique signature style that delicately balances exquisite technical complexity with an instinctive understanding of construction, yarn and silhouette and an innately thoughtful design aesthetic. Iben Høj knitwear is unique and subtly complex concentrating on developing unconventional ways of constructing knit, whilst always striving for a sophisticated simplicity.
Free from the constricting dictations of seasonal changes and trends all garments are fully fashioned and carefully crafted, produced in small, numbered series on hand driven knitting machines – each piece taking more than a day to knit. With a passion for quality and a mission to create rich and durable products only the finest Italian yarns are used and everything is manufactured with utmost care in Denmark, Hong Kong and China.
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Iben Høj draws inspiration for her work from diverse influences including nature, art and craft. Drawn to the architectural beauty of the natural world she finds inspiration in botanical forms and structures found in plants, flowers and seed-heads as well as gossamer insect wings and feathers. She also treasures antique and handcrafted textiles, and has a deep appreciation of the effort, time and love that has gone into hand worked garments.
Høj is drawn to contemporary art and photography and she cites Celia Parkers’ exploding suspended installations, Kiki Smiths’ ethereal lace drawings and Soo Kim’s exquisite hand-cut photographs as particularly inspired works she is enthused by. Subtle but tangible links can be made between the sensitivity, harmony and delicacy of these works, also very much prevalent the poetic craft of Høj’s ethereal and gossamer constructions.