Thursday, 18 September 2008

It's Cool to be Comfortable!

Knitwear is set to be massive this season, with designers such as Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and House of Holland showcasing their best knitting skills on the catwalk. The look this season is all about comfort and layering. Think chunky turtles necks and fine knit dresses. As Teen Vogue’s Fashion Director has sighted: "It’s ‘cool to be comfortable’ this season".

Forget knitting being reserved for your Gran and badly fitting cable knit (well fitted cable knit actually looks fab and is a definite 'must have' this season!) Knitwear has infiltrated most aspects of our wardrobes as of this autumn. From skirts to dresses to capes, the High Street is full of knitwear!

Normally I would advise not to ‘over-do’ a trend but that’s out the window this season! Wear knitwear head to toe, in combination with another big trend this season, layering!

Stars from Peaches Geldof and Hillary Duff to supermodel Claudia Schiffer have adopted the look.

As usual, Topshop is amongst the early adopters of this trend with a wide variety of knitted products on offer. From this knitted cape at £40 to this great knitted gilet at £38.

Go to Cape on Topshop website

Topshop Knitted Gilet

Go to Gilet on Topshop website

If you are heading out on to the High Street then I strongly suggest you pay Mango a visit. Mango’s latest collection is full of greys, deep purples and of course a spectrum of knits. From cable to fine knits, you will find something that suits you. H&M have also just launched their Autumnal offer, complete with cable knit skirts, and hot tipped product of the season, jumper dresses.

On the web, my two favourite e-tailers, ASOS and have chipped in to help knitwear become one of the biggest trends this season. I love this Chanel-inspired cardi at £45, just like style icon Alexa Chung.

And can just imagine snuggling in this cosy cream cable knit option from Oli at £45.

Go to item on Oli website

Knits don’t have to be reserved for cardigans and jumpers, this season we are seeing them turn up in skirts, dresses, capes and of course accessories so this trend is really open for you to interpret! Try to layer your knits, and don’t be afraid to experiment...
remember if you look cosy, you’ve got the trend spot on!
Post By Alexa Gilbert
London Institute of Fashion


Kenny Surtani said...

And im so glad about that!

Anonymous said...

Some are Wearing coats.