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The season for knits

October 26, 2012

Fashion | by Danny & Josh


November is steadily approaching, and so it seems is the winter weather. Rather than feeling forlorn whilst packing away summer maxi dresses and banishing bikinis back to the suitcase, think of all the exciting new pieces that you can now invest your hard earned money on without feeling guilty…

Everyone loves snuggling up in a big jumper, and winter brings just the excuse to do so. The ever-popular cable knits are everywhere, with classic English designers such as Paul Smith, and Stella McCartney producing some gorgeous examples. Valentino went for something a bit more out-there, pairing super chunky jumpers (that are probably not the warmest due to the large holes in between stitches!) with streamlined leather skirts and trousers.

Chanel added glittery thread to designs, brightening up plain black garments with multicoloured stripes and  swirls emblazoned across the chest area. These were reminiscent of the 80s, so channel your inner Madonna or Kylie Minogue from this era!

 

For the more adventurous shoppers, animals are the motif of choice to adorn the front of knitted wonders, seen at Burberry Prorsum and Kenzo.
Think mainly woodland creatures – owls, squirrels, foxes, stags and rabbits. As the patterns on these jumpers are quite busy, make sure the background colour is block and keep it muted – dark brown, green or navy is a safe bet, and complements the rust and golden tones that a lot of the woodland animal designs are.
As the patterns on these jumpers are quite busy, make sure the background colour is block and keep it muted – dark brown, green or navy is a safe bet, and complements the rust and golden tones that a lot of the woodland animal designs are.

 

Other knitwear trends include the rebirth of the roll neck as seen at Ralph Lauren and Céline, particularly chic if you’re heading onto the slopes over the winter period for a spot of skiing.

Use these as a base layer, and then continue to layer with thinner and chunkier versions or gilets  to create colour blocking and unusual texture combinations.

 

 

 

Words by Sophia Miles.