Introducing Fp Spun

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Free People is introducing a luxury collection that takes sweater dressing to new heights. It is the first Free People capsule collection based around the craftsmanship of hand crochet and knitting.  Inspired by a trip to Florence and a love of yarn, the collection breaths a life of elegance and sophistication into our upcoming line – If you have a love for crochet then this will take your breath away.

“FP Spun features garments made with Italian yarns, shiny silk blends and nubbed soft linens accentuated with intricate jacquards and stitches bringing a little shine for a fancy detail. The dresses range from short and flirty to slinky and long to shaped and sculpted. Each item portrays a different personality– it’s an extremely versatile collection”

The items are uniquely made, no sketching or design process is involved just a love for fine yarns telling a story as our designers knit through their imagination. We are in love with this delicate collection. Here’s a little insight behind the label from our head sweaters designer Rachael

inspiration

What is FP spun?

An elevated, elegant, unique line of sweaters, beautiful dresses, skirts, glistening shorts and pants.

How did it come about?

I had just been to Pitti Filati in Florence and was inspired by all the shiny, iridescent, plush platinum, rose & liquid gold, shimmery sandy yarns and fell in love with all of them……the beauty of the yarns was amazing. A glistening joyful delight. As I had never really explored such yarns it was all untouched territory to me, so fresh and new and something I really loved.

After I had been shopping in Paris and London I had a bit of an “Ab Fab” moment, and all I wanted to wear was sweaters from head to toe…..“head to toe”, I know ridiculous! I was really into fine knit trousers to open crochet tops and sheer layering pieces……maxi crochet dresses and long fluid skirts

Meg, the president of Free People, had inspired me by bringing in some of her beautiful vintage sweater pieces, dresses, skirts and fabulous pants. And then began the first chapter of designing into a unique, sweater exclusive, high end line “FP Spun”. Elegant dresses, skirts, shorts and pants using all the wonderful yarns that caught my eye….such a delight to be able to use such beautiful yarns. I had discovered something new that I loved ……

Dresses have always been a passion of mine. I love searching for the most unique vintage piece and designing into elegant dresses….bringing out the beauty of the person within. It’s always nice to feel pretty, beautiful, elegant and happy, a dress is always the answer to happiness for me.

What makes FP Spun so special?

It’s nice to be able to create something from the beginning. The beauty of the garment evolves and unfolds as you crochet and knit with the yarns. It then forms into something beautiful that you can design into. It’s so much fun; I always feel like I’m sculpting with the yarn, and it then leads you into an amazing dress.

All the yarns are Italian or Japanese.  The Japanese have the most innovative space dye colors. They are very unique. We have also started to line all the dresses with delicate beautiful French laces, and as the collection evolves, we are beginning to piece the garments with French embroideries and embellishments, pretty exciting stuff……shine + Italian or Japanese + French laces = sheer happiness for me and a beautiful garment. 

 We hope you love Fp Spun!

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Comments

Taylor -July 5, 2011, 10:50AM

Wow! This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see the garments that you guys come up with! Hopefully, I will be able to save up for one of these dresses or another item! Can’t wait! :)
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Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness -July 5, 2011, 11:31AM

Stunning. Just when I think you guys are at the top of your game you outdo yourselves again! Can’t wait to get my hands on these :)

stargirl -July 5, 2011, 11:42AM

Wow, free people never ceases to take my breath away! This collection looks so lovely, everything is so delicate and pretty. I can’t wait to see the entire collection!(:

alyssa -July 5, 2011, 12:34PM

loveeee. this has me dreaming for those early crisp beautiful fall days when you let your sweater do the talking. the color palette is absolutely gorgeous! definitely need a piece in my closet <3

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Free People Glendale Americana -July 5, 2011, 2:33PM

We have this collection at our store and the pieces are simply breathtaking. Fp Spun is timeless. These pieces you will truly have forever.

BohoQueen -July 5, 2011, 6:41PM

What a beautiful and truly amazing post! I love how trips can inspire someone so much, that they take all the culture and beauty they soaked in while they were there, and create a masterpiece! The dresses featured in the July catalog are so elegant and vintage-looking! I wish they were affordable, though! Fingers crossed that some of them will make it to the sale section before they’re all gone! xoxo

laura -July 5, 2011, 10:51PM

what a lovely inspirational post, fp spun looks beautiful. thank you for sharing!

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