The process of creating a garment with an appropriate balance between the knitted fabric, the materials and the silhouette requires repeated experimentation through fittings. Oshima produces toiles in jersey—a material similar to the knitted fabric—to create a shape that’s as close as possible to the silhouette she envisages. Keeping her initial concept in mind, she works out how the knitted fabric that she’s been imagining can be best used to create the shape that she’s aiming for. Oshima then moves to the next stage, which is to select the yarn or to create the required yarn. It is only when all these elements come together that the shape is realized. The result is knitwear that is nothing less than amazing.