PUGNAT’s knitwear makes you stop & stare. Structured chunky pieces which you want to observe in every amazing detail. Nice forms, straight or curved lines, symmetry, texture, excellent yarns & fabrics, all these elements combined beautifully & balanced in every unique piece.
PUGNAT stands for sophisticated knitwear. Stitch by stitch, row by row, she creates classical pieces with a contemporary twist. Every hand-knitted piece is manufactured on-site in limited editions and epitomizes the process of individualized, meticulous production techniques. Ethics of fair trade and local production are embraced and woven together with superb craftmanship to embody PUGNAT’s concept of luxurious designs.
Antje Pugnat was born in Hamburg in 1976. She studied textile & clothing technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach with a Master degree in Fashion Design Knitwear at the Royal College of Art in London. Since having established her studio in the centre of Berlin, Antje has spun her own vision of thick, voluminous pure cashmere hand-knits.
These designs caught Wolfgang Joop’s attention, resulting in the 2010 collaboration with his WUNDERKIND, which defined the core pieces for her label’s future. PUGNAT embodies two essentials: sculptural hand-knit pieces and Prêt-à-Porter garments made of PUGNAT’s own idiosyncratic machine-knit fabrics.
In 2011 PUGNAT’s collection CONCHULA launched this trademark duo for the first time. Consequently, each new collection reflects PUGNAT’s progression, imaginative refinements, and expanding repertoire.
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