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ANZ Redefines Sports-Luxe
November 24, 2018
London-based ANZ knits have a new collection that is redefining sports-luxe with oversized cardigans.
ANZ knits and cardigans have been seen all over the world, so our Fashion Editor, Thomas Falkenstedt, thought it was about time to see what the hype was about.
ANZ have been around for a few years, but have always stayed true to their knitwear roots – bold oversized cardigans.
Founded in 2014 by Ainy Naim, a designer and stylist who has worked with a host of internationally acclaimed talent, the brand was born from a commission of custom designs between Ainy and some of her favourite artists.
Her current fan base for ANZ includes Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.
Bold, oversized cardigans in signature all-over kaffiyah intarsia are knit in a jubilant palette of royal blue and white, olive and khaki, red, orange and mono. Cigar cardigans with a uni-coloured chunky knit body are teamed with cuffed intarsia sleeves.
Redefining sports-luxe, ANZ have introduced a funnel-neck bomber-style tracksuit featuring a powerful star and chequerboard knit.
Long line plaid shirts, modernised with graphic, digitalised knit print are paired with vintage denim, leather and fur jackets reinvented with knit sleeves, interior and exterior panelling.
Having fine-honed her skills as an internationally-celebrated designer, consultant and stylist, Central Saint Martins’ alumna, Ainy founded ANZ in 2014.
Initially Ainy was commissioned to create custom-designed pieces for some of her favourite music artists. An unprecedented demand for the kaffiyah-print pieces resulted in the birth of the label, which we’ve now seen all over the world.
An intuitive designer, Ainy is heavily influenced by mood and the world around her. A love of knitwear, musical iconography, hip-hop culture, the arts and a celebration of multicultural society consistently provide the fuel for Ainy’s designs.
See the full collection of ANZ knits over at their website.
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