Where comfort meets sophistication.
Knitwear is everywhere. In a similar fashion to how tailoring dominated the runways in the late 2010s, now it's all about knits. For fall/winter '21, fashion search engine Tagwalk ranked "total knit" third on its list of top trends of the season. Aside from donning the sumptuous materials head-to-toe, the garments themselves have evolved. Slinky knits, chunky knits, cutout knits, knit pants, knit skirts, knit dresses. These days, knitwear knows no boundaries as brands ranging from Abacaxi to Paloma Wool reinterpret typical silhouettes.
The key here is that the often stretch-filled garments are actually comfortable, which means they offer the perfect antidote to the plague of rigid denim and restrictive tailoring that looms in our midst. Bridging the ultimate gap between comfort and sophistication, knitwear is in essence like wearing sweats without actually wearing sweats—luxe loungewear at its finest.
Photo: Courtesy of The Row
Now, there's something tantalizingly aspirational in the idea of bedecking yourself in layers of knits à la a lady who wears head-to-toe Lauran Manoogian or The Row. It's like staring comfort in the face and saying, 'I'm going to do this, but only in cashmere.' In the opposite direction, clingy knits can actually appear quite sexy. Knit dresses and separates like those at Eckhaus Latta are 2021's more refined version of the bodycon silhouette.
Photo: Courtesy of Altuzarra
Photo: Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta
Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Manoogian
So, go ahead and pile it on. Add a scarf, a poncho, or even knit gloves as they did at Altuzarra. Go tonal or deviate with loud colors. We can't dictate how you wear it, but we can guarantee you'll feel pretty cozy regardless of which pathway you select.
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