— September 1, 2014 —

Trend Alert: Knitwear

Knitwear is one of the biggest trend for Autumn/Winter 2014.  Available in numerous forms, shapes, and designs, there is an endless selection on offer this season.  Check out some of our top picks in this week's trend alert.

COLOR&GRAPHIC

A definite wardrobe staple, a knitted sweater can be worked into different looks from a casual daytime style with pants and boots (as in Nanushka) to a chic party look with skirt and heels (as in sass & bide).  Skip the conventional solid color styles and opt vibrant colors and graphics to add a refreshing twist to your everyday wardrobe.

The Every day sweater(From left): Nanushka, sass & bide, J.Crew

TEXTURED

One of the most wonderful element about knitwear is its ability to incorporate an endless array of different texture, shapes and forms to a garment as seen in the different looks featured above.  Basketweave, braid cable, crochet, crossed stitch, ruffles, the list goes on and on...

Textured(From left) Sacai, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balenciaga
 TURTLENECK

Chic and functional, turtleneck sweaters are perfect for cold winter days.  We see an overall boxier fit when it come to the turtleneck sweater, which add an extra element of comfort to the all-time winter essential.  These are some standout ones we have our eyes on -  wintery color-block design from Alexander Wang; loose fit ribbed knit sweater from Chalayan (we love the uber chic and practical pocket detail!); and slouchy tone-on-tone style from Helmut Lang.

Turtlenecks(From Left) Alexander Wang, Chalayan, Helmut Lang

HEAD-TO-TOE

All over knitwear looks are sent down numerous runway this season.  While the sweater and pants ensemble (as seen in Marc Jacobs and Celine) may be tricky for some, the knit dress trend is a bit easier to carry, especially in textured designs like that of Stella McCartney's and Acne Studios.  A style note to highlight is the chunky platforms on the feet that add a laid-back and stylish edge to the look.

The Knit all over(From Left) Stella McCartney, Acne Studio, Marc Jacobs