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.
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.
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.
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.
The overexaggerated forms, almost knitwear sculptures, could be seen on the runways of Anrealage, Isabel Marant and Arthur Arbesser.
Sparkle. Bottega Veneta and Ermanno Scervino added some spark to their sweaters.
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!
I hope you enjoyed this review and found something interesting for yourself! Have a wonderful Sunday!