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Knitwear Fashion Trend, Autumn/Winter 2014
Wool is on our wish-list all year round, but if it’s going to trend, the cooler months do seem to be the most logical time. That’s true every year at this time, of course, but for autumn/winter 2014/2015, we’d like to point out that knitwear has re-invented itself.
All-over knits and two-pieces are the big news, as seen in neutral shades on the runways of Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and others. Add a matching scarf, and ground the whole with an oversized bag in dark leather, and a deep-coloured duster coat or knitted cape. Break it up with long strings of beads or pearls.
Keep to the theme with a sweater dress, or brighten up in Kenzo’s yellow-mix maxi suit. Chloé added interest midway to a knitted midi outfit with a narrow belt at the waist, while Calvin Klein paired mottled separates in different multi mixtures. Over at Balenciaga, Alexander Wang bonded glossy knitwear, or combined it with leather. Lime green was a tart offering, while Gisele closed proceedings with a showering of crystals on an abstract design.
Thin-knits flatter long and lean models, but if figure-huggers aren’t your best look, there’s plenty of over-the-top styling out there, too. Stick with the head-to-feet development in chunkier mode, with bright, ethnic finishes, clashing shades and patterns, or animal prints. Get the sixties vibe with blocks of monochrome or primaries – or both – and knitted tights.
Try contrasting ribs for a pleated effect, or be smart in a bi-colour jumper. Float a delicate, loose cardigan over a turtle-neck sweater, or go the other way with a large poncho as cover. Allow a roll-neck its moment as it frames a second layer of wool. Speaking of which, this look loves layers, and what could be more practical in winter?
Embellish jumpers with metal, appliqués, or knitted motifs stolen from nature. Alternatively, make decoration an integral part of the garment with cable knits. Wool’s a very tactile material, and we’re spoilt for choice of textures. Bring in even more with faux fur collars. Add fringes to hemlines, or scatter them around in a random sort of way.
So bring on the chill winds and the frosty mornings! With the wide choice of knitwear on show for autumn and winter 2014, we don’t think you’ll need to worry too much about shivering.
The featured photo is of Tina Maria wearing a grey knit mesh jumper from Tiger of Sweden, trousers from Karen by Simonsen and boots from Billi Bi