Knits so good your Grandma can’t deal
From left: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Calvin Klein and Hermès.
Summer might be in full force, but style slows for no Season.
The Fall/Winter 2014 Collections recently debuted, and fashionistas are already scrambling to integrate key details into their warm weather wardrobe. One particularly wearable textile making appearances on many a runway? Knits.
Fall 2014: Helmet Lang; Edun; Public School
From the Row, where Olsen twins continued their brave pioneering of old lady chic with luxe (if highly over the top) knitwear, to Alexander Wang’s neon take on mod knit mini dresses to Stella McCartney’s sophisticated head to toe knit suit, knits have never held less kitsch or more chic.
The polar vortex may have subconsciously worked to make knits the story of New York Fashion Week, from ribbed leggings and sweater tanks at Marc Jacobs and Edun to all-in-ones at Michael Kors, and, at the Row, a bear suit of sorts: essentially, all the clothes you’ve always wished you could venture out of the house in, but never dared to try. There were dressed-up knits, too, like Calvin Klein Collections’s elegant mohair skirts and tops and the handspun details on Rodarte’s dresses. Layered looks went next-level with sweaters of multiple lengths and varied silhouettes piled on, topped with a very, very, very long scarf—all techniques that the lingering cold temperatures offer plenty of time to incorporate in wardrobes now.
Fall 2014: Iceberg; Viktor and Rolf; Tory Burch
The last result you might expect from layering knit upon knit might be a lithe, lean, and sleek silhouette, but the Fall 2014 shows blew our respective hive minds with piled on knits that accentuated, not disguised, our feminine curves.
Fall 2014: Derek Lam; The Row; Dion Lee
Look for long & spacious knits in neutral shades, in particular Fall’s subtly sexy it-hue: soft grey. In order to attain that coveted look of long and lean, it’s imperative to select a form-fitting and light weight knit.
Repeat after me: bulk is bad, bulk is bad, bulk is bad.
Check out 5 sleek knits from stylehaüs:
Deep Blue Drape Cardigan, $105
2. Marna Ro
Multi Thread Orange-lined Knit, $171
3. AS by DF
Pale Cream Moto Sweater, $225
4. Otis and Maclain
Edie Sweater, $128
5. AS by DF
Sofia Cardigan, $245