A wave of knitwear brands can stave off the cold sweeping across Europe. And frankly with winter knits this chic, it is hard to ever take them off. We want to spotlight a few designers that may not be front of mind when it comes to knitwear style yet they are setting the standard in winter warmth. Taking cashmere to a level that can only be described as couture knitwear...
Nicolò and Carlotta Oddi started a brand with a collection built around one single item: a buttonless unisex oversized jacquard cashmere cardigan. Each edged with a dense fringe and two-tone belt. All produced in an array of patterns.
Alanui is both luxurious and emotion-charged designer knitwear that serves as the perfect travel companion,
Giada Benincasa is a range of luxury ready-to-wear and knitwear that is in equal part glamour, colour and creativity, and rooted in the sophistication of Milanese style.
Her tailoring meets versatile shapes, translating into colourful designs for both knitwear and outerwear.
Alberta Ferretti created her fashion knitwear known as ‘rainbow-week’ knits back in 2017 as part of the pre-fall catwalk collection, yet the colourful weekday apparel has gone from cosy fun to wardrobe staple for many stylish women. From off duty Victorias Secret models, to Amal Clooney. This knitwear collection has become iconic and one that will last the test of time.
AMBUSH is a brand that you need to unearth and add to your collection. It has defined an idiosyncratic style across its ready to wear range. With a variety of oversized fashion pieces resulting in collaborations with illustrious brands that include: Louis Vuitton, Sacai, UNDERCOVER, Off-White, SHU UEMURA, and Nike. The brand's first runway presentation was seen at Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo in 2018.On the back of this Kim Jones named YOON (one half of AMBUSH) as the jewellery designer for Dior Homme, with the first creations for the house debuting in the S/S 2019 collection.
Since spring 2017, Clare Waight Keller has been the artistic director of Haute Couture and women’s and men’s ready-to-wear. With her debut show, on October 1st 2017, she has filled the previous position held by Ricardo Tisci. Keller ’s new signature for the house of Givenchy is based on the idea of light in the darkness, and with this comes a wave of cashmere knitwear that is just ever so tempting.