The other BT Fall ’14 photos

The other BT Fall ’14 photos

As much as I love the Brooklyn Tweed lookbooks that herald the release of each new pattern collection, lately my favorite thing to do is to wait for the other photos to appear. Instead of strictly dividing the looks amongst the models, Jared Flood and team have been doubling up — in many cases shooting the samples on a second model in the other of the two settings used for the lookbook. And in some of those cases, it’s even a second sample. What’s great about these alternate images is not just more beautiful Jared Flood photos of beautiful BT designs to linger over, but the fact that they’re often styled very differently, giving a different impression of the garments. For instance, I didn’t love the lookbook shots of the Channel Cardigan last winter (the mustard version with the dungarees and … those shoes), but when I saw the second sample on the blonde model — even though red is not my favorite color — I fell in love with it.

The first part of the BT Fall ’14 lookbook is very all-American ’80s to me, right down to the Carol Alt-lookalike model. It’s well done, don’t get me wrong. But seeing those same garments (namely Backbay, Docklight, Skiff and Rowe) styled in this softer, dreamier way — with the gauzy tops on the more ethereal model — well, what can I say. It makes me like them even more.

Still can’t pick a favorite, though.


TOTALLY UNRELATED: If you missed out on the first batch of Taproot 11 with the awesome Barn Sweater pattern from Carrie Bostick Hoge, you’re in luck: there’s another stack up for grabs in the webshop.

14 thoughts on “The other BT Fall ’14 photos

  1. These are gorgeous! The location from the first shoot definitely captures the spirit of the sweaters in the collection, but these images help me to focus on the actual designs. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Agreed! I had completely missed Backbay in the lookbook. When it came up with the pink skirt on their instagram yesterday I went scrambling back to their site to find it. I love the studio photo shoots they do, I think the styling really shines.

  3. I love that they re-shoot their pieces. I find it so helpful to see sweaters styled differently, on a different person — it gives me a much better sense of how the garment fits and moves, and how versatile it is. Just one more reason to love BT!

  4. It’s interesting how much styling makes a difference. I don’t have as much time to knit other people’s patterns these days, but I’ve often found myself adding patterns to my queue that I didn’t love the first time I saw them after I saw a project on Ravelry where the knitter styled the piece more to my taste.

  5. Karen, you are a willowy gal. I am a tree stump. I wonder if you know of any wonderful cabled cardis that will not make look like a blimp. I’m going to knit up a swing coat, it more of a swing,barn coat but damn I want the fabulous textures

    • You know, an allover cable sweater is not a good look for me. My shoulders are so broad, it’s almost guaranteed to make me look like a linebacker. (I have donated cable sweaters in the past after seeing pics of myself in them.) But I just don’t care if it’s flattering, honestly — hopefully the sweater will be all anyone can see! Who cares about the lady wearing it. That’s my attitude.

      I say pick a sweater you love and that will make you happy to wear, and all anyone will notice is the smile on your face and how beautiful your sweater is.

  6. Hi Karen, I love BT, too.Do you sell the original patterns in printed , I mean the book, love each of the pattern, thanks.

  7. I saw three sweaters at a shop, here in Denver, on simple torso forms, but they were awesome – all Brooklyn Tweed – had to have the patterns. Honestly, if I had simply seen the patterns as originally photographed I wouldn’t have lusted so heavily – nor been catapulted into making my first sweater – eek!

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