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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

Linda tol is wearing an oversized grey knitted jumper

Linda tol is wearing an  oversized grey knitted jumperSandra Buisan is wearing two layers of grey knitwear from 080 Chic

Sandra Buisan is wearing two layers of grey knitwear from 080 Chic

Atusa Jafari is wearing a grey knit jumper

Atusa Jafari is wearing a grey knit jumper

Knitwear Style: Julie Sarinana is wearing an oatmeal coloured Dylan Tweedy Pullover from Free People

Knitwear Style: Julie Sarinana is wearing an oatmeal coloured Dylan Tweedy Pullover from Free People

Laura Wiertzema is wearing a white heavy knit cardigan

Laura Wiertzema is wearing a white heavy knit cardigan

Knitwear Outfits: Johanna Olsson is wearing a grey knit sweater from Lindex

Knitwear Outfits: Johanna Olsson is wearing a grey knit sweater from Lindex

Knitwear Trends: Mary Seng is wearing a cream chunky cotton cowl neck sweater from Free People

Knitwear Trends: Mary Seng is wearing a cream chunky cotton cowl neck sweater from Free People

Knitwear Trend 2015: Julie Sarinana is wearing a khaki knit top from Zara

Knitwear Trend 2015: Julie Sarinana is wearing a khaki knit top from Zara

Knitwear Trend Report: Consuelo Paloma is wearing a grey structured knit sweater from H&M

Knitwear Trend Report: Consuelo Paloma is wearing a grey structured knit sweater from H&M

Julie Sarinana is wearing a milk coloured knit sweater from Aritzia

Julie Sarinana is wearing a milk coloured knit sweater from Aritzia

Knitwear Trends 2014: Courtney Trop is wearing a white knit jumper from Zadig & Voltaire

Knitwear Trends 2014: Courtney Trop is wearing a white knit jumper from Zadig & Voltaire

Current Knitwear Trends: Laura Dittrich is wearing a grey, black and white wool blend knit from Won Hundred

Current Knitwear Trends: Laura Dittrich is wearing a grey, black and white wool blend knit from Won Hundred

Knitwear Fashion 2014: Figtny is wearing a heavy knit black sweater from Montpellier

Knitwear Fashion 2014: Figtny is wearing a heavy knit black sweater from Montpellier

Andrea Lindelöw is wearing a slim fit grey knit top from Marc Jacobs

Andrea Lindelöw is wearing a slim fit grey knit top from Marc Jacobs

Mary Seng is wearing a charcoal grey knit turtleneck from Free People

Mary Seng is wearing a charcoal grey knit turtleneck from Free People

Rima Vaidila is wearing a grey knit oversized jumper from Pink Stitch

Rima Vaidila is wearing a grey knit oversized jumper from Pink Stitch

Knitwear Trend 2014: Eugenie Grey is wearing a grey sweater dress from Zara

Knitwear Trend 2014: Eugenie Grey is wearing a grey sweater dress from Zara

Natalia Cabezas is wearing a khaki ripped oversized knit cardigan from Asos

Natalia Cabezas is wearing a khaki ripped oversized knit cardigan from Asos

Figtny is wearing a wearing a vertical knit charcoal dress from Nasty Gal

Figtny is wearing a wearing a vertical knit charcoal dress from Nasty Gal

Evangelie Smyrniotaki is wearing preppy white knitwear from A.P.C

Evangelie Smyrniotaki is wearing preppy white knitwear from A.P.C

Sendi Skopljak is wearing a heavy knit grey sweater from Rut & Circle

Sendi Skopljak is wearing a heavy knit grey sweater from Rut & Circle

Kenza Zouiten is wearing mandarin red knitwear from Vila

Kenza Zouiten is wearing mandarin red knitwear from Vila

Claire Liu shows off the heavy knitwear trend. The sweater is from Urban Outfitters

Claire Liu shows off the heavy knitwear trend. The sweater is from Urban Outfitters

Rachel Parcell is wearing a bottle greeen cable knit sweater from Talbots

Rachel Parcell is wearing a bottle greeen cable knit sweater from Talbots

Joyce Croonen is wearing all grey, cardigan from H&M, knitted set from Zara, mules from Alexander Wang mules and the bag is from Building Block

Joyce Croonen is wearing all grey, cardigan from H&M, knitted set from Zara, mules from Alexander Wang mules and the bag is from Building Block

Paulien Riemis is wearing a a wide knit sweater from mohairmix from H&M

Paulien Riemis is wearing a a wide knit sweater from mohairmix from H&M

Knitwear fashion trend: The one Arielle Nachami is wearing is from Zara

Knitwear fashion trend: The one Arielle Nachami is wearing is from Zara

Zoé Alalouch in a blue knit sweater from Mango

Zoé Alalouch in a blue knit sweater from Mango

Alexandra Guerain in her heavy knit by Zara

Alexandra Guerain in her heavy knit by Zara

Cara McLeay is wearing a grey knit crop top from Elizabeth and James

Cara McLeay is wearing a grey knit crop top from Elizabeth and James

Konni Lechler in her grey knitwear roll neck, black jeans and white clutch from Zara and the sneakers are from Adidas

Konni Lechler in her grey knitwear roll neck, black jeans and white clutch from Zara and the sneakers are from Adidas

Aimee Song is wearing navy blue knitwear from Michael Kors

Aimee Song is wearing navy blue knitwear from Michael Kors

Tine Andrea is wearing black and grey striped knitwear from Weekday

Tine Andrea is wearing black and grey striped knitwear from Weekday

Figtny is wearing a grey knit Jones pullover from Left On Houston

Figtny is wearing a grey knit Jones pullover from Left On Houston

Tanja Henkel is wearing a grey knit oversized cardigan from Guess

Tanja Henkel in a grey knit oversized cardigan from Guess

Sonja Rychkova is wearing knitwear from Zara

Sonja Rychkova is wearing knitwear from Zara

Sonja Rychkova is wearing knitwear from Zara

Danielle DeHardt is wearing a grey knitwear sweater from Dex Clothing

Danielle DeHardt is wearing a grey knitwear sweater from Dex Clothing

Isabella Thordsen is wearing a long grey sweater with side slits from Zara

Isabella Thordsen is wearing a long grey sweater with side slits from Zara

Benedichte is wearing a dark grey knit top from Envii

Benedichte is wearing a dark grey knit top from Envii

Angelica Blick is wearing a white knit top from Notion 1.3, denim cut offs from Levis, boots from H&M and the bag is from Zara

Angelica Blick is wearing a white knit top from Notion 1.3, denim cut offs from Levis, boots from H&M and the bag is from Zara

Anine Bing is wearing a sand coloured knitted sweater from Anine Bing

Anine Bing is wearing a sand coloured knitted sweater from Anine Bing

Kayla Seah is wearing a long grey cardigan from Gina Tricot

Kayla Seah is wearing a long grey cardigan from Gina Tricot

Alexandra Pereira is wearing a white knitted jumper from GAS Jeans

Alexandra Pereira is wearing a white knitted jumper from GAS Jeans

Joyce Croonen is wearing a grey knitted top and grey fuzzy sweater from Acne Studios

Joyce Croonen is wearing a grey knitted top and grey fuzzy sweater from Acne Studios

Virginia Varinelli is wearing a sweater from Prada, Jeans from Gap, shoes from Nike and the bag is from Gigi New York

Virginia Varinelli is wearing a sweater from Prada, Jeans from Gap, shoes from Nike and the bag is from Gigi New York

Kajsa Svensson is wearing a grey scarf from Filippa K, white knit sweater from Lexington and the black long coat is from Coat

Kajsa Svensson is wearing a grey scarf from Filippa K, white knit sweater from Lexington and the black long coat is from Coat

Kaitlyn Ham is wearing an oversized knit jumper from Acne Studios

Kaitlyn Ham is wearing an oversized knit jumper from Acne Studios

Jennifer Grace is wearing a grey knit sweater from Linden Sweater, and the jog trousers are from Kiind Of

Jennifer Grace is wearing a grey knit sweater from Linden Sweater, and the jog trousers are from Kiind Of

Kelly Elise is wearing a grey knitted sweater and scarf from Closed, skirt from Vanilia, shoes from Prada and sunglasses from Anine Bing

Kelly Elise is wearing a grey knitted sweater and scarf from Closed, skirt from Vanilia, shoes from Prada and sunglasses from Anine Bing

Marianna Mäkelä is wearing a knit cardigan from Zara, scarf from Acne, and ripped jeans from TopShop

Marianna Mäkelä is wearing a knit cardigan from Zara, scarf from Acne, and ripped jeans from TopShop

Just The Design: Angelica Blick is wearing a grey oversized knit jumper and bag from Zara and shorts from H&M

Angelica Blick is wearing a grey oversized knit jumper and bag from Zara and shorts from H&M

Natalia Cabezas is wearing a yellow sweater and khaki skirt both from Zara and the bag is from Rebecca Minkoff

Natalia Cabezas is wearing a yellow sweater and khaki skirt both from Zara and the bag is from Rebecca Minkoff

Alexandra Pereira is wearing a knit sweater dress and shirt from Lacoste, bag from Chanel and the shoes are from Schutz

Alexandra Pereira is wearing a knit sweater dress and shirt from Lacoste, bag from Chanel and the shoes are from Schutz

Ellen Claesson is wearing a long knit grey jumper and black skirt from Zara and shoes from Converse

Ellen Claesson is wearing a long knit grey jumper and black skirt from Zara and shoes from Converse

Sanna Tranlov is wearing a grey knit sweater and boots from Zara and the Skirt from Gina Tricot

Sanna Tranlov is wearing a grey knit sweater and boots from Zara and the Skirt from Gina Tricot

Figtny is wearing a shirt dress from Aritzia, oversized crew neck knit sweater from Zara, ankle boots from Zara and sunglasses from Rayban

Figtny is wearing a shirt dress from Aritzia, oversized crew neck knit sweater from Zara, ankle boots from Zara and sunglasses from Rayban

Kelly Elise is wearing a white knit top and skirt from Zara, boots from Diesel and sunglasses from Anine Bing

Kelly Elise is wearing a white knit top and skirt from Zara, boots from Diesel and sunglasses from Anine Bing

Sharareh Sophia Hosseini is wearing a grey knit cardigan from Zara and purse from BikBok

Sharareh Sophia Hosseini is wearing a grey knit cardigan from Zara and purse from BikBok

 

Pernille Teisbaek is wearing a grey knit sweater and skirt from Joseph, suede boots from Jimmy Choo, bag from Matthew Williamson and sunglasses from RayBan. Photography by Alix De Beer

Pernille Teisbaek is wearing a grey knit sweater and skirt from Joseph, suede boots from Jimmy Choo, bag from Matthew Williamson and sunglasses from RayBan. Photography by Alix De Beer

Figtny is wearing a knit sweater dress and clutch from Aritzia Wilfred and boots from Isabel Marant

Figtny is wearing a knit sweater dress and clutch from Aritzia Wilfred and boots from Isabel Marant

Ellen Claesson is wearing a knit jumper from Acne Studios, jeans from Zara, scarf from Weekday, shoes from Alexander Wang and the bag is from louis Vouitton

Ellen Claesson is wearing a knit jumper from Acne Studios, jeans from Zara, scarf from Weekday, shoes from Alexander Wang and the bag is from louis Vouitton

Anouk Yve is wearing a denim shorts from Levis and a white knitwear jumper from & other stories

Anouk Yve is wearing a denim shorts from Levis and a white knitwear jumper from & other stories

Mija is wearing a mohair knit cardigan from Acne Studios, long sleeve white top from TopShop and denim shorts from One Teaspoon

Mija is wearing a mohair knit cardigan from Acne Studios, long sleeve white top from TopShop and denim shorts from One Teaspoon

Figtny is wearing a sweatpants from Alternative Apparel and a heavy knit sweater from Aritzia Wilfred

Figtny is wearing a sweatpants from Alternative Apparel and a heavy knit sweater from Aritzia Wilfred

Natasha Ndlovu is wearing a grey knit top and skirt and shoes from MissGuided

Natasha Ndlovu is wearing a grey knit top and skirt and shoes from MissGuided

Katarzyna Tusk is wearing a skirt and sunglasses from Asos, knit sweater from Mango, shoes from River Island and the clutch is from TK Maxx

Katarzyna Tusk is wearing a skirt and sunglasses from Asos, knit sweater  from Mango, shoes from River Island  and the clutch is from TK Maxx

Ellen Claesson is wearing a knit, trousers and blazer from Acne, the shoes are from Notebene and the bag and sunglasses are from Céline

Ellen Claesson is wearing a knit, trousers and blazer from Acne, the shoes are from Notebene and the bag and sunglasses are from Céline

Shea Marie is wearing a tote from MCM Kathy Tote, check sweater from Rag & Bone, trousers from Mlle, hat from Lack of Color and sunglasses from Celine

Shea Marie is wearing a tote from MCM Kathy Tote, check sweater from Rag & Bone, trousers from Mlle, hat from Lack of Color and sunglasses from Celine

Anouk Yve is wearing a knit top from Sandwich, jeans from Acne and shoes from Whistles

Anouk Yve is wearing a knit top from Sandwich, jeans from Acne and shoes from Whistles

Charlotte Hellberg is wearing a knit top and bag from Zara, trousers from J. Crew, shoes from TopShop and sunglasses from Karen Walker

Charlotte Hellberg is wearing a knit top and bag from Zara, trousers from J. Crew, shoes from TopShop and sunglasses from Karen Walker