Top Trend: Knitwear
Is there anything cozier in the winter than sitting in front of your fireplace under a warm, knit blanket? Don’t you wish you could just leave the house with that cozy blanket wrapped around you? Well thanks to this Fall/ Winter 2018 Trend, you can not only do that, but you can even look fashionable at the same time.
Knitted sweaters and dresses have landed with full force onto the runways this season, with some designers, such as Kenzo, making knitwear one of the main focus points of the collection. Although this trend isn’t completely new, it is interesting to note that by bringing knitwear back, we are actually drawing on the 1950s and 60s, when knitwear was considered haute couture. Although it had lost some of its status in the 80s and 90s, it is back now in every shape, texture and design. This means you will not have to give up your warmth and comfort when the cold weather hits to be a fashion queen!
A great example of the chic and cozy style is the beige skirt-sweater-scarf combo from Altuzarra. The slit and button detail on the skirt makes it very feminine and light and yet, you still get that at-home coziness while wearing it, especially thanks to the thickly knitted huge scarf. We could totally see Andy Sachs wearing this to work in Winter.
Lacoste also did a whole head to toe knitted look, but with pants instead of a skirt and it telegraphs a relaxed yet refined sartorial message. The pop of color of this blue green outfit is sure to make you stand out on the street, even if all you want to do is curl up at home in front of a fireplace with a good book. While the addition of cold weather boots to this look anchors it in the hardy reality of winter gear.
If you really want a show stopper though, the Prabal Gurung dress is sure to do the trick. His bright red twisted turtleneck knitted dress comes finished off with feathers. Gurung is underlining this idea of elevating traditional knitwear into something that could be worn to a cocktail or, with the right accessories, a dinner party.
If you don’t want to be decked out in a full knit look, there are still options for you!
This Les Copains gown is perfect for someone looking to go to a gala in winter. It is very light and flowy with a sheer sleeve, but also has been embellished with a knitted sleeve as well. The pattern of this outfit’s asymmetrical sweater component also gives, what could have been a plain sheer gown, a touch of originality and daring, which in turn makes it both unique and beautiful.
For those that want a knitted sweater that still has a special “je ne sais quoi” about it then the Marco de Vincenzo option is perfect. This blue degrade sweater is simple but chic. The twisted knit in the front and the elegant ombré of the different shades of blue, make this sweater really stand out, especially since one sleeve is almost white and the other almost black. The dark blue turtle neck gives it the perfect final touch.
Last, but certainly not least, is the beautiful Saint Laurent sweater. Avril Lavigne (and fans), this one is for you! This sweater, comes knitted with a graphic pattern that is very edgy and will make you look like the badass chick that you are. The black on grey pattern gives the sweater a more sophisticated contrast than a classic black and white mix. Pair this top with some black leggings and boots and you are ready to rock.
As you can see, this is a great winter for us fashion lovers: we can still wear clothes right off the runway and not freeze our butts off. Be it an elegant gown to wear to an evening event, a nice skirt and sweater to wear to work, or a “simple” sweater, there is something knitted, cozy and warm for everybody out there this season, so bundle up!
Movie and animal lover Marina, is half Brazilian, half German and is currently getting her Bachelor in Theater and Media Studies at Friedrich Alexander University in Nuremberg, Germany. With a love for travel, she often splits her time between Las Vegas and São Paulo, Brazil, the cities she grew up in.
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