explore the knitwear production process and rethink what that process is for the future.
All the Elements is an investigation of the community building process as it relates to knitting - both hand and machine - and different methods of emphasizing knitting as a modern communal activity rather than an exclusively individual one. Additionally, it is an investigation of the collaborative process and the many forms that collaboration can take.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER //
Jenamarie Boots was born in Oregon, but raised in Bolivia and Colombia: the daughter of a carnival worker who became a government agent and a cattle rancher who became a stay-at-home mom.
Jenamarie believes that movement celebrates the universe’s fundamental tendency toward unpredictability. Her designs, inspired by her material experiments and personal embrace of entropy, often consist of bold, colorful, and sculptural designs. Garments exist as emergent properties of the system Jenamarie imposes on herself through her design process. Final silhouettes and materials are the result of the interactions of smaller experiments and the confluence of these interactions. Only through constant play and tinkering can decisions ultimately present themselves.
When Jenamarie is not being quite so markedly serious, you can find her trying to make the people in her life laugh, petting a cat, or looking at odd taxidermy creations on eBay. Sometimes you can find her doing all three. If you cannot, she is likely buried under a stack of fallen library books and struggling to lift herself up.