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Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris FW, Fall/Winter 2019

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

A little bit later than it should have been done, but here it is – the last knitwear review from the fashion weeks fall/winter 2019, Milan/Paris. These two cities are always interesting to watch in the terms of knitwear, as the designers usually come up with innovative, but still wearable pieces. London and New York tend to be much more crazy in their design approach.

Monochrome total knitwear look is definitely “a thing” – Christian Wijnants, Aalto, Agnona and Max Mara, all played with this tendency in different variations.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting. Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Skirt + sweater look keeps transitioning from one season to another, just changing its form a little bit. If in previous seasons we saw classic, feminine and romantic looks, this time the combinations are more bold with knitwear taking sharp edges and distorted forms in the collections of Issey Miyake, Jacquemus, Chloe, Chanel, Alberta Ferretti, Luisa Beccaria, Philosophy di Lorenzo and Fendi.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

One of the most beautiful knitwear pieces, in my opinion, was seen on the runway of Genny – soft as a cloud white dress gradually transitioning to a more transparent look as it flows towards the floor.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Men’s knitwear was especially interesting to look at – Bottega Veneta showed us out of ordinary knitwear, with innovative approach. Unusual shapes, cut outs and combination of fabric created quiet dramatic looks.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

The overexaggerated forms, almost knitwear sculptures, could be seen on the runways of Anrealage, Isabel Marant and Arthur Arbesser.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Sparkle. Bottega Veneta and Ermanno Scervino added some spark to their sweaters.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Altuzarra used quiet an innovative technique in its knitwear – if you look closely the knitwear fabric gradually “disappears” into the usual fabric, with its pattern fading away. I would suggest that is done with the help of felting – creates very interesting effect!

Knitwear Review. Milan and Paris Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found something interesting for yourself! Have a wonderful Sunday!


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By | 2019-04-14T06:27:31+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|0 Comments

Knitwear Review. New York/London FW, Fall/Winter 2019

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Happy Sunday! Today I continue my knitwear review series that have already become a tradition here – every season the designers are showing their collections in the course of the main 4 fashion weeks – New York, London, Milan and Paris. I try to look at knitwear from the different points of view and the fashion weeks are a great chance to browse through the tendencies and techniques.

New York and London have presented the mix of classic, innovative and exaggerated knitwear ideas.

Pringle Of Scotland, known for its knitwear, showed monochrome neutral total knitwear looks and presented variations of their signature classic print.

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Colorwork was presented in different variations – Victoria Beckham, Fashion East and Eckhaus Latta used intarsia technique to draw patterns and even pictures on their pieces.

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Margaret Howell took the conservative road and used classic patterns for her colowork. Love the gradient effect of the white sweater!

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Ulla Johnson played with stripes in their golden beige sweater – the stripes are changing direction, angle, the width and the pattern. Pejina Pyo used the contrasting colors – different for each sleeve (because why not?!), I love the effect it created – a simple classic pullover automatically turns into a statement piece! Fashion East integrated the color into shape and structure of the cropped cardigan.

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Colorwork was also presented with patchwork – ALEXACHUNG, Moddy Goddard and Eckhaus Latta created the color ¨puzzles¨.

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Cables are always in vogue. The tendency of mixing yarn with other materials that was really big last year continues this season as well. Cables could be spotted in the collections of Badgley Mischka, Area, Emilia Wickstead and Christopher Kane.

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

One more unusual trend that I spotted is knitwear layering – it could be done for the runway show effect or who knows maybe we will see variations of this styling in mass fashion as well.

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Simplicity in Victoria Beckham and Eudon Choi collections:

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Here is one of my favorite looks from London FW by ALEXACHUNG – a simple knit dress layered over a floating light summer dress, such a great look for the transitional season!

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Sleeves, obviously ¨a thing¨ rigth now, – oversized and exaggerative – could be spotted on runways of Adeam, Brandon Maxwell and Ulla Johnson.

Knitwear Review. New York and London Fashion Week. The Gift Of Knitting.

Hope you enjoyed this review and found something interesting for you! Next week I am going to present you the project that I have been working at for the last several months – it was one of the most challenging patterns I have written, but I am so glad I ventured on this road – love how it turned out!

P.S. All photos are courtesy of vogue.com


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By | 2019-03-10T11:01:36+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Knitting Inspiration, Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|2 Comments

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris FW, Spring/Summer 2019

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Jill Sander

Today I am sharing with you my last knitwear report for spring/summer 2019 season. Milan and Paris designers presented their collections during these past two weeks and I couldn’t resist hunting for knitwear pieces in each of the shows.

Les Copains played with neutral colors, stripes and contrasting materials – if you look closely you will see sparkling golden threads contrasting with white.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Tod’s “drew” geometrical patterns with intarsia, whether Jil Sander quiet literally drew on a piece of fabric and attached it to the sweater.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Skirt + sweater tendency started in New York/London shows was supported by Christian Dior, Chanel and Atlein in Paris.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Missoni created a fabulous knitwear collection – their traditional colorwork patterns are reinterpreted in intarsia, stripes and the use of speckle yarn.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Loose oversize long cardigans in neutral colors by Agnona and Les Copains.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Boho, sporty and casual – variety of dress styles from Etro, Erika Cavallini and Les Copains.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Cables in metallic yarn by Ermanno Scervino.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Oversize, exaggerated mohair sweaters by Loewe and Balmain.

Knitwear Review. Milan/Paris, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

P.S. All photos are courtesy of vogue.com


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By | 2018-10-06T20:27:15+00:00 October 7th, 2018|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|2 Comments

Knitwear Review. New York/London FW, Spring/Summer 2019

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Cushnie

This September designers from all over the world are showing their collections for Spring/Summer 2019 season. I always browse through the shows to filter out knitwear pieces and look at knitting and crochet techniques from a different point of view. Today I put together a review of knitwear pieces that caught my attention from New York and London fashion weeks.

Ulla Johnson is reinterpreting a classic granny crochet square in colorful tops and dresses; plays with textured ruffles and mixes knitting with patterned fabric.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Classic stripes in Sies Marjan and Markus Lupfer collections find their way in sweaters, dresses and skirts.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Crochet dresses by Oscar de la Renta – graphic patterns, fringe, neutral colors.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Oscar de la Renta

Full knitwear look will definitely be “in vogue”. Natural materials, summery colors and simple knit stitches – all of this you will find in JW Anderson and Calvin Luo collections.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

White dresses, created by using crochet techniques, intricate machine knitting, exquisite handwork by Carolina Herrera, Eckhaus Latta and Self-Portrait.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

 

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Delpozo

Burst of color by Prabal Gurung. I loved how different techniques are being introduced in these sweaters – dipped in color classic sweater, mix of textured knit stitches and stripes, mix of different materials on a slightly oversized drop shoulder pullover.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Sally LaPointe plays on contrast – from neutral to fuchsia monochrome look.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Dresses and colorful knit tops by Prabal Gurung scream summer! I absolutely love how the designer played with color blocking.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

I was very pleased to see different technique used to create the dresses – crochet, metallic yarns, classic simple stockinette stitch.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Those two knit dresses were particular interesting for me to look at – I love the construction and how wearable they are! Classic silhouette with a front split by Mara Hoffman. And such a cool dress with uneven hem by PH5 – love the visual effect the stipes create!

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

Intarsia by Coach 1941.

Knitwear Review. New York/London, Spring/Summer 2019. The Gift Of Knitting.

I hope you are going to have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. All photos are courtesy of vogue.com


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By | 2018-09-21T08:49:35+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|2 Comments

Knitwear Review. London/Milan FW, Fall 2018.

Knitwear Review. London/Milan Fashion Weeks, Fall 2018

Knit pullover with intarsia and sequins by Brunello Cucinelli

For the second knitwear review of Fall 2108 season I browsed Milan and London runway reports to filter the knit pieces that seem interesting enough to look closely at.

Neutrals. Love this trend – beige and off white seemed to be prevailing in knitwear in many designers’collections.

Love this presentation by Central Saint Martins (one of the most famous art and design education centers based in London). The white dress is my favorite – if you look closely you will see that it is entirely knit in simple stockinette stitch, but with the use of yarns of different weight and textures – starting at the neckline with fine gauge and finger weight yarn the dress gradually transitions to a more bulky gauge and thicker thread.

Total knitwear looks –  sweaters + knit skirts in stockinette, cables and seed stitch.

The tendency of combining casual knitwear and more elevated pieces started in New York continues in Milan – classic shapes, simple colorwork and some sparkling!

Colorwork. You will find it all – stripes, intarsia, fair isle..

Wrapped in knitwear in color and neutrals.

Extremely oversize sweaters.

Interesting shapes – from classic pullovers to puffed exaggerated shoulders and layering of knit fabric.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

P.S. All photos are courtesy of vogue.com


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By | 2018-03-09T08:14:07+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|6 Comments

Knitwear Review. NYFW, Fall 2018.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Partow

I never lose the opportunity to see knitwear in all the diversity of its forms and shapes and fashion weeks season is a good time to hunt for traditional and unconventional interpretations of a knit stitch. New York fashion week is over and here is what the designers came up with for Fall 2018 – you will see everything from neutral classic knits to crazy and exaggerated forms.

Classic colors + traditional stitches + super oversized fit.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

A.L.C. , Khaite, Grey Jason

80’s vibe with colorful and bold intarsia.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Creatures of Comfort, Tory Burch, Derek Lam

Neutral traditional shades + plain stitch pattern + monochrome look + oversize fit.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Kes, Sally LaPointe, Nili Lotan

Dresses. Soft knit fabrics with gentle eyelet increases, neutral colors intarsia, patchwork and colorful crochet.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Brandon Maxwell and Adam Lippes

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Tanya Taylor and Alejandra Alonso

Exaggerated. Holes, extra long sleeves, super chunky colorful yarn, oversize poet sleeve with overload of embellishment.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Zadig and Voltaire, Novis, Ulla Johnson

M Missoni as always is playing with color and stripes, reinterpreting the brand’s classic looks.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

M Missoni

Bold accent colors + drape.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Tibi and Sies Marjan

Cables, cables, cables!!! Overloaded with texture and volume.

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Partow and Marina Moscone

Knitwear Review. New York Fashion Week. 2018

Jason Wu, Alejandra Alonso, Oscar de la Renta

Have a wonderful Sunday today!

P.S. All photos are courtesy of vogue.com


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By | 2018-06-26T08:08:21+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Knitwear Review Fashion Weeks|10 Comments
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